Why Didn’t My Bread Brown?

Why Didn’t My Bread Brown?

So you’ve made some bread that didn’t brown up quite like you would have wanted. Maybe it tasted heavenly, but the color kept it from being the show stopper you were hoping for. Even if it’s just for Instagram purposes, we understand the need for that golden-brown crust. Why Didn’t My Bread Brown? There are … Read more

How To Keep Bread from Going Stale?

How To Keep Bread from Going Stale

First, it’s important to understand what causes bread to stale. Staling is essentially the process of drying out, and it happens because bread is a porous material that absorbs moisture from the air around it. That’s why you’ll often find that bread stored in a humid environment will stay fresher longer than bread stored in … Read more

Why Is Bread Dough Scored?

Why Is Bread Dough Scored?

If you’ve looked up scoring techniques, you’ve probably come across some really beautiful designs. We are regularly blown away by what some people are able to do. They are truly artists! However, that can cause some of us to think scoring is all about presentation. Don’t get me wrong, presentation is a major reason why … Read more

What Is Hard Flour?

What Is Hard Flour

Hard flour is a type of wheat flour that has a high protein content. It is often used in breadmaking, as it helps to produce a strong dough with a good structure. The high protein content also gives hard flour a slightly higher gluten content than other types of wheat flour, which makes it ideal … Read more

How Long Can Sourdough Starter Last Without A Feeding?

How Long Can Sourdough Starter Last Without A Feeding

One of the great things about sourdough starter cultures is their longevity. With proper care, a sourdough starter can last for years, even decades. Starter cultures are incredibly resilient, and as long as they are kept fed and healthy, they will continue to produce delicious breads. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, … Read more

What is the difference between bread flour and all-purpose flour?

What is the difference between bread flour and all-purpose flour

What is the difference between bread flour and all-purpose flour? This is something we wondered about, too. And I’m sure for many of us, we’re actually not super interested in the differences between them on a molecular level. What we’re really wanting to know is, can these two types of flour be used interchangeably? If … Read more

Do I Need Organic Flour For Sourdough?

Do I Need Organic Flour For Sourdough?

Do you need organic flour for sourdough? The answer is maybe. It largely falls into the category of preference. Some people feel that organic flour yields a better flavor in their sourdough bread. Others can’t tell the difference. In terms of nutrition, organic flour is no different than non-organic flour. The main difference is that … Read more