How to easily make homemade bread
Making bread at home is one of the most enjoyable things in life. The entire process of kneading, forming and cooking is relaxing, takes away stress and smoothes your complexion. I promise you.
For this reason, because I want to convey to you how much it is worth making bread at home, I will tell you how to make homemade bread easily , because today we have lots of utensils that make all the stages of the process much easier.
Master Ibán Yarza, author of Pan Casero , always says that to make bread you only need three essential things :
- water and
- time, that is, some patience.
Yes, it takes a bit of patience to wait for a dough to rise properly, but not much more. And the ingredients couldn't be cheaper, right?
Making bread using a bread maker
If we want to start making bread , I think that a bread maker is the easiest way because it removes fears from the root. I started that way and have used it a lot.
When you face the baking process for the first time, you find yourself a bit lost and full of doubts:
- When is a dough well kneaded?
- How do I know that the dough is fermented?
- If it takes that long, when do I have to start the whole process?
- Am I forming my bread well?
- What temperature do I put the oven at?
But the bread maker kneads for you, calculates for you the time needed to ferment the dough and also cooks it directly for you to offer you a finished product of very good quality.
A good bread maker comes with a recipe book, so you just have to enter the ingredients and program it to have the bread ready first thing in the morning or whenever you feel like it. Then it's up to you to go deeper into the process or not, depending on what suits you.
An example of what you can achieve with a bread maker is this beautiful bread with candied fruit in a bread maker or the delicious and digestive cereal bread that we recently published. If you gossip you will see that making bread in a bread maker could not be easier.
Other utensils to make bread at home
To make bread at home, you can use various methods, from doing everything in a bread maker as we discussed in the previous section, to carrying out all the stages by hand, in the most traditional way , as we tell you in our article on basic concepts of kneading and techniques. .
Regardless of the method we use, there are many tools for home baking that make our task much easier, such as scrapers , bannetones to ferment the formed bread, ceramic molds and ovens. Even the kneading robots are a huge help.
Ceramic ovens concentrate heat and lock in moisture for a near-professional-level crust on bread.
Accessories for making bread at home: "Pan Casero" book by Ibán Yarza , Emile Henry ceramic oven , banetton to ferment bread and scraper .
We can use the breadmaker only to knead and ferment , and remove the dough to bake it with a ceramic oven, like this semi-wholemeal bread , or use it to make a pizza on some oven tray on purpose so that it is crunchy and perfect.
We remind you that a cocotte is also used to cook loaves in the oven with fantastic results, as we show in this bread with old dough in a cocotte .
I think that after this review of all the utensils available, you have no excuse not to try to make bread at home. We offer you, in addition to all the essential utensils, great books to get you started, such as Hace pan , by Ibán Yarza and Alma Obregón.
Rodolfo Langostino said:
Buena receta, te invito a que pruebes esta para hacer hacer pan casero sin amasar.
Si tenéis sitio para la panificadora, no lo dudeis, compraos una. Panes diversos, bizcochos perfectos..con harinas ya preparadas bio o recetas como las que leo aquí. .Es incuestionable. Y sí que se pueden hacer baguettes con una bandeja adicional.
La única pega que le veo a las panificadoras es que el pan sale con la forma de pan tipo molde. Está muy bien porque hacen todo el proceso, pero … no hace baguettes. Si amaso en ella pero he de sacar la masa para formar baguettes entonces… ¿compensa?