After over 50 years of working with yeast dough, and with a lot of trial and error, I've collected a few favorite bread baking supplies. These are the tools and equipment that I turn to again and again when I am making one of my favorite bread recipes.
Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference between a fabulous loaf of bread and one that needs a little help. You don't know what you don't know, right?
Here are some of my all time favorites - things that I swear by for making the best tasting, most beautiful breads possible. And, since the yeast dough recipe category is one of the most popular here on Restless Chipotle I'd say that they work!
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I love this bright red baguette baker by Emile Henry! It's made of all natural materials and creates that thin crispy crust we all love!
I use an instaread thermometer like this one to make sure that the liquids are the right temperature and that the center of the bread is done. You'll find lots of reasons to use this.
When my Bosch finally gave out after 10 years it was replaced with this Wondermill Revolution Kitchen Mixer. It's the best if you're making yeast dough very often - especially if it's whole grain.
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The hardest thing about homemade bread, as far as I'm concerned, is slicing it thinly! I'd like to get 12 slices from a loaf and I'm lucky to get 6 or 8! This bread slicer helps you create perfect slices.
A food scale makes a big difference - especially when you are making sourdough starters. There are a thousand and one uses for a kitchen scale - and this one is awesome!
This is my favorite bowl for making bread. It's big enough for a large batch of yeast dough plus I can mark on the sides with an erasable marker to measure how much it's risen.
A baker's lame (prounounced - lohm to rhyme with mom) is basically a razor blade on a stick that's used to make those fancy designs in your bread. Not totally necessary - a sharp knife will do - but super fun to have.
Now all you need is a recipe to get started! Here are some favorites!
- Homemade buttermilk bread is soft and fluffy - and so easy to make. This is my stand-by recipe!
- Cracked wheat bread is good for anyone wanting to try their hand at whole grains. It's chewy but light like sandwich bread.
- Muesli bread is my favorite for chicken salad sandwiches and toast. It's got sunflower seeds and dried apricots in it.
- This 30 minute baguette is SO quick and easy you can start have fresh garlic bread with your chicken tetrazzini!
- Looking for gifts for your favorite bread baker? There are plenty of ideas in this gift guide.