Tag - bread

Baking bread from scratch is something I thorouhly enjoy doing. Seeing your dough evolve into a real bread which tastes superb when coming out of the oven is worth it.

On this website we write both about the basic (science) of bread as well as discussing recipes. Want to start with an overview of bread making?: start with our overview post and explore the different steps in more detail by clicking through.

Scroll through the topics below to find more specific information on the basics of bread making (e.g. the bread making process, gluten development, staling of bread, science of the ingredients) as well as a wide variety of recipes (e.g. paratha, 100% whole wheat bread, french baguettes, croissantsalmond paste bread, chapati, french toast).

Babka, half a circular babka swirled with chocolate

4 ways to shape a bread with a filling

Bread can be as easy or as complicated as you want it to be. You can make a perfectly fine loaf from just flour, water, salt and yeast, shaped into a nice simple boule (or not shaped at all and just put into a baking...

bread shaped in a pan started the carving

10 ways to shape a bread

Have you tried making a nice round bread, only to end up with a flat, deflated disk? It just wouldn’t hold its shape, despite your care. There are several reasons as to why this might have happened: you might not...

pain-de-campagne-brilliant-bread

Books for bread baking scientists

Learning how to bake bread is not something you finish within a few days. Instead, the more you do it, the more you realize there still is so much to learn, which, being a scientist by training, is exactly why I find...