Foodal’s Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread at Home

Foodal’s Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread at Home |

Learn everything you need to know about baking bread, all in one place. From the purpose of gluten to the intricacies of yeast, the top nine tools and recipes galore, we’ve got it all covered. With our guide to home baking, nothing can hold you back from becoming the master baker you’ve always dreamed about. Read more now on Foodal.

Bake Your Own Baguettes at Home

Bake Your Own Baguettes |

Anyone can shape their own baguettes at home. With just a few quick steps, you can have this iconic French loaf on your dinner table tonight! Serve with a steaming hot pot of soup or alongside a cheese board. Whether using sourdough or a dough made with fast rising yeast, it’s simple to form the long, thin loaf. Read more now on Foodal!

Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro: The Ultimate Guide to Royal Icing

Ultimate Guide to Royal Icing |

Looking for a way to spruce up your holiday cookie decorating this year? You need Foodal’s ultimate guide to mastering royal icing! Use our easy recipe and try our different techniques for decoration styles. The desserts at your next holiday gathering will be too pretty to eat… well, almost too pretty! Read more now on Foodal!

Classic Cut-Out Sugar Cookies: Soft, Chewy, and Just Plain Wonderful!

The Best Sugar Cookies |

Stay classy with the classic sugar cookie! Use our basic recipe on Foodal to make fun and delicious cutouts for all types of celebrations and holidays all year long, and get the best advice each step of the way. We’ll teach you the best techniques for making soft and slightly chewy treats that are a perfect base for any of your decorating needs. Read more now on Foodal!

Let Them Eat Brioche

Brioche Cover |

Learn all you need to know to create tender, buttery brioche dough. It’s the perfect bread for sandwich loaves, doughnuts, hand pies, dinner rolls, and more – the options are truly endless. Find the recipe for this versatile dough and get your creative wheels turning. What will you do with your brioche?

Enriched Bread Dough: What It Is and How to Make It

All About Enriched Bread |

Have you ever wondered what makes some bread so tender, sweet, and pillowy soft while other loaves are tangy, crusty, and super chewy? Have you ever been curious why some bread recipes are quite simple while others seem amazingly complex? Our guide to enriched versus lean dough is here to teach you all about the role of butter, eggs, and sugar in creating a nice, soft slice. Read more now!

Save That Seized Chocolate! Quick Solutions for Melting Mishaps

Seizing Chocolate Cover |

Do you settle for store-bought baked goods because melting chocolate gives too much grief? If you get muddy sludge or grainy bits instead of a smooth, lustrous flow, you’ll be happy to know there are ways to save overheated or curdled cocoa. Read along and learn how to rescue and restore your chocolate from two of its most common problems!

Perfecting Your Pie Game: Breaking Down the Daunting Crust

Learn to Make a Lattice Top Pie Crust and Other Tips |

Have you ever wondered how bakers achieve such pristine, flaky pie crusts? We’re here to demystify the process, so you too can perfect your pate brisee, bridle your blind bake, conquer your crimping, and love your lattice, big or small. Read on to learn more as we break down the technique behind confidently creating this often daunting dough.

Foodal’s Ultimate Guide to Shaping Bread

Shaping Bread Dough |

There are countless ways to shape bread, and it’s the perfect blank canvas to test your creative ideas in the kitchen. We’ve prepared this guide to talk you through six different ways to shape your dough, from individual portions to full loaves. To get all the expert tips you’ll need to make your own stunning bakery-caliber breads at home, read more on Foodal now!

Need for Knead: A How-To Guide to Kneading Dough

A How-To Guide to Kneading Dough |

Have you ever wondered why kneading dough is so important? Have you poured hours into baking bread, only to have it crumble when you cut it? Learn about the purpose of proper gluten development and gain new tips for doing it best. Soon you’ll be on your way to becoming a homemade bread baking master! Read more now on Foodal.

Gluten: Bread’s Backbone & Your New Best Friend

Kneading Fermented Dough |

Gluten has gotten a bad rap lately, but how much do you actually know about this protein? As the backbone of bread and baked goods, it is a chain of amino acids that’s far more fascinating than you might realize. Read more about the vital role it plays in bread baking, and perhaps you’ll begin to view it more as friend than foe.

Yeast: Everything You Need to Know

Proofing Bread Knots |

Have you ever wondered why a recipe calls for instant versus active dry yeast? What the heck is fresh, block, cake, or compressed? Or that there are wild yeasts in the air? And what exactly is sour dough? Unravel the mystery behind these magical little friends, and you will be able to adapt any recipe to the variety you have on hand.