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Homemade Artisan Bread Recipe + Vide

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The crustier and chewier the bread, the less fat in the dough– also known as a “lean dough.” We’re using a lean dough for our artisan loaf today. (If you’re curious, a “rich dough” is a soft bread dough with the presence of fat, such as butter and eggs– the kind we need for overnight cinnamon rolls.) Without fat, we’re left with the basics.

What Is Homemade Artisan Bread?

When it comes to bread, the term “artisan” doesn’t mean 1 particular thing. But generally, artisan bread is homemade, fresh, crusty, and deliciously rustic-looking. An artisan is a skilled worker, one who works with their hands. But ironically, there isn’t much “work” involved with this recipe. (Source: sallysbakingaddiction.com)

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe: How to Make It

If you'd like to learn how to bake bread, here's a wonderful place to start. This easy white bread recipe bakes up deliciously golden brown. There's nothing like the homemade aroma wafting through my kitchen as it bakes. —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York

How Do You Proof Bread?

Proofing bread allows the yeast to do its work to help the dough grow. To proof bread, place the bread in a greased bowl and let rest in a warm, humid environment until it doubles in size. If you're having trouble getting the dough to proof, use these proofing tricks.

How Do You Store Homemade Bread?

You can store homemade bread in a plastic bag or a bread box for maximum freshness. If you don't think you can finish it in a few days' time, you can also freeze bread. Just wrap it up in plastic and pop it in the freezer. It'll keep for a few months. If your bread has gone a bit stale, you can always use it to make homemade croutons, French toast, or bread pudding.

Yes, You Can Make This Recipe in a Bread Machine! Scroll Down to See Full Homemade Bread Recipe and Ingredients, With Printable Instructions for Your Bread Machine.

I love to cook and I am a pretty confident baker, however, one thing I’ve struggled with is finding a really incredible bread recipe. I know- kind of funny being as there are a zillion out there and bread is one of those ‘basics” that almost anyone can make themselves. Nevertheless, I keep trying new recipes and have finally found one I really like and have gotten good results from! Even better- it’s easy and from start, to finish, it takes just over 2 hours!

Which Bread Pan Is the Best? Which Bread Pan Is the Best?

I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are either aluminized steel or ceramic. Both types of pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking. I’ve used glass pans in the past and it seems like my bread sinks too often when using them, so I stopped. I also don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so it’s easier to burn. (Source: butterwithasideofbread.com)

Easy White Bread Recipe

Mix 500g strong white flour, 2 tsp salt, and a 7g sachet of fast-action yeast in a large bowl.

I’ve had such rave reviews whenever I serve these to our friends. In fact, one went home with the recipe, made it the next day, and sent me pictures to show it off his beautiful creation. And this friend was a novice bread baker. He had never baked bread before. So if he can do it….so can you!

Do I Need a Bread Maker or Stand Mixer?

NO! You don’t need any special equipment for this white bread recipe. If you have a stand mixer it makes the process easier, but you can simply use a mixing bowl and wooden spoon, and then knead the dough with your hands. You can use a bread machine with this recipe if you have one, but you may need to cut the recipe in half (to make just 1 loaf), depending on your machine's capacity. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com NO! You don’t need any special equipment for this white bread recipe. If you have a stand mixer it makes the process easier, but you can simply use a mixing bowl and wooden spoon, and then knead the dough with your hands. You can use a bread machine with this recipe if you have one, but you may need to cut the recipe in half (to make just 1 loaf), depending on your machine's capacity.

How to Make Bread:

Proof the yeast: In a large bowl or stand mixer add the yeast, water, and a pinch of the sugar or honey. Allow resting for 5-10 minutes until foaming and bubbly. (This is called “proofing” the yeast, to make sure it is active. If it doesn’t foam, the yeast is no good, and you need to start over with fresh yeast).

The Easiest Loaf of Bread You'll Ever Bake

With just five everyday ingredients, simple instructions, and no advanced baking techniques, this recipe for European-style crusty bread is a great introduction to yeast baking. It truly is “the easiest loaf of bread you’ll ever bake” — thanks in large part to the high-protein of King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, which guarantees great texture and a high rise no matter how elementary a baker you may be! Time 1 hour 30 minutes, plus about 20 hours' resting time (Source: cooking.nytimes.com)

Homemade Bread

Homemade bread is fluffy, tender, and way better than store-bought loaves. It’s remarkably easy – and fun! – to make with only a few simple ingredients. Try this foolproof white bread recipe with step-by-step instructions and video and you’ll likely never want to buy packaged bread again.

I love baking bread at home. The whole process – from making the dough from scratch, kneading with your hands, patiently letting it rise and baking – is terrifically relaxing yet exciting at the same time.

See? Simple. Once you perfect the easy, joyful art of baking fresh white bread at home I promise you won’t want store-bought loaves again!

Variations: You can divide the dough into parts and make dinner rolls. Add some herbs (fresh or dried) to make a fragrant herb bread. Replace water with milk (dairy or vegan) for milk bread. Include some more sugar or nuts, berries, dry fruits for sweet bread.

Variations: You can divide the dough into parts and make dinner rolls. Add some herbs (fresh or dried) to make a fragrant herb bread. Replace water with milk (dairy or vegan) for milk bread. Include some more sugar or nuts, berries, dry fruits for sweet bread.

Flatten the dough with your fingers to a round or square shape. Then begin to roll it neatly.

How Long to Bake Bread?

Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. I like to brush my loaves with a little melted butter after baking, but it’s totally optional. I like that it helps to soften the top crust just a little, and a little extra butter is always a good thing, right?

Easy Perfect Yeast BreadBasic Homemade Bread - the best, most fluffy loaf of homemade white bread! Tastes so much better than store-bought!!

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