Should My Bread Dough Be Sticky?

A bread dough and a hand that sprinkles flour.

As a home baker just starting, you might wonder if bread dough should be sticky. The answer to this question can vary depending on the type of bread you are making, and some additional factors, which we will explore in this article. In short, yes, bread dough should be sticky initially when mixing. However, proper … Read more

Does Bread Need Eggs?

A sliced loaf of bread

Bread, a staple food in many cultures worldwide, has countless variations. But when it comes to making bread, a common question that arises is whether or not it needs eggs. In this article, we will explore the topic of whether bread dough needs eggs or if they can be omitted. Understanding the role of eggs … Read more

Does Dough Need Air To Rise?

Bread dough on a brown granite surface.

When you sift the flour to make the dough, you introduce air. Then, with mixing and later during folding, more air is incorporated into the dough. However, is oxygen essential for the dough to ferment, or can it rise in an airtight space? In the first stage of dough preparation, incorporated air helps the gluten … Read more