Learn about the tools, ingredients and techniques you need to bake delectable bread at home in expert baker Bryan Ford’s workshop, Fundamentals of Baking: Bread.
Get to know the essential ingredients used in baking appetizing bread, including flour, salt, water and yeast, and how they all come together to create the ideal texture and flavor.
Discover the essential tools you need to bake master quality bread at home as well as alternative methods for improvising with everyday tools you may already have in your kitchen.
Learn about the types of yeast you can use to leaven a batch of bread, including three widely-available and convenient options: active dry, instant and fresh yeast.
Bake along with Bryan as he demonstrates how to make pre-ferments like sourdough starter and levain from scratch using a variety of flours, all to help bring unique flavors and aromas to your bread.
Learn how to properly mix and knead dough to create a smooth texture that’s ready to be shaped.
From crafting classic loaf to creating more advanced shapes, learn the proper way to shape your dough to prepare it for baking.
Follow along as Bryan guides you through how to properly proof and bake your finished dough for tasty results every time.
Bryan shares his personal recipe for a crispy, rustic table bread, along with different ideas for serving.