Undoubtedly, each baker has its secrets and “tricks” to give their bread a unique flavor. Some will use a specific brand of yeast, others will rely on the texture of their bread or the bakery equipment they have, and there will be those who just follow the family tradition.
But most deal with situations that complicate processes, which can be facilitated with simple and practical ideas. Thus, Europan set out to find various quality tips so that the bread you extract from your ovens have an unbeatable flavor.
A happy yeast guarantees a feast.
Yeast is a very special ingredient that needs its “time and space” to give its best. Be generous with her; you will appreciate it. If you are about to use active dry yeast, test it first to see if it is still alive and active.
Simple and fresh yeast
When you are gathering the ingredients for your recipe, be sure to use fresh, high-quality products. After all, they are the foundation of your bakery, and if they don’t have these features, you won’t get a good result even with the best convection ovens.
Less is more
Don’t add a lot of yeast to your dough. The best bread dough should be a little sticky to the touch, but not saturated with it.
It is also recommended that you know what type of kneading you are going to carry out, as it can be the difference between the quality of one bread and another; For example, using bread mixers allows you to have your hands free to carry out other activities: it optimizes costs and labor without sacrificing taste, texture, and care.
Make your work easier.
Coat your hands and your tray with a little oil. This will make the process of shaping the loaves much easier.
Test your dough
Sometimes it is difficult to know the exact moment when your bread mixers should stop. To guess, firmly chop the dough with your finger. If the dough falls back into place, it’s time to turn off your mixers!
The perfect crust
Although your bakery equipment has a lot to do with the texture you get in your bread, there are a few tricks to guarantee the result you expect.
- For a crispy crust, brush the dough with water before you put it in your convection oven.
- For a shiny crust, beat an egg with a tablespoon of water and brush your dough before baking it.
- For a smooth crust, brush your dough with milk or melted butter after you bake it.
Bake with love
Baking is a relaxing experience that can be shared with your family and friends. If you can, share it from time to time with them, because there is nothing that one more than a delicious freshly baked bread.