HELP!!!! I need someone to come to my house and teach me how to make bread!!! I tried to do it the traditional way and it doesn't come out right. I even bought bread machine and it still doesn't come out right and I follow the directions! Someone teach me how to make bread..... This is driving me crazy. OK I am a perfectionist and sorry about the whine! Seriously I want to make bread that will rise and be like the ones you get in the store. I got Bread Flour and I got all kinds of flour now but I still can't get my bread to come out the same everytime. What is the secret?
The secret's in the proving and the kneading Make sure your yeast works - if it's dry yeast, put it into a bit of warm water with some sugar added and wait for 15 minutes till it starts bubbling. Then follow the recipe and put it into the bread maker - hint: tastes better if you knead, prove, knead, stand it for awhile and bake it!
Thank you very much. I was wondering if I could get the yeast to rise before adding it. My bread machine does it all--mixes, needs, stand to rise and then bakes. I wil definitely try the wetting the yeast first.