Learn to bake bread with Jane Mason

WATCH & LEARN: It’s Real Bread Week – Time to Finally Learn to Bake Bread

by Northern Life

Yeast freak you out? Not sure how to knead? The idea of free form baking just too nerve wracking to be considered? And how do you know when the flaming thing is actually done? All your questions answered in four short and gorgeous videos…

Jane Mason, author of three books about bread, set up Virtuous Bread nearly 10 years ago – in fact at the same time the Real Bread Campaign was established – to make it fun and easy for people to make, buy, and learn about good bread. Since then the bread landscape has changed immeasurably and those of us who have been at it for the past decade are delighted to have played a part in “moving the needle” on the sliced bread in a plastic bag market.

Too scare to learn to bake bread?

People are still a bit freaked out, though, by yeast and indeed by the whole baking process. To that end, Jane made a series of four lovely videos (short too!) on the bread baking process.

Watch the videos and learn to bake bread – go on conquer your fear…

How to proof dry yeast – Step One of baking a basic loaf of bread

How to knead bread by hand – Step 2/4 of how to bake a basic loaf of bread

One way to shape bread for a basic loaf – step 3/4 of baking a basic loaf of bread

How to know when bread is done – step 4/4 of baking a basic loaf of bread