Make Your Own Bread with Three Ingredients

A man dusting flour on bread dough.

Being able to make your own bread is a soothing and fun activity. Not only does it smell delicious, but bread also complements almost any meal. Plus, it only takes a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Breadmaking is the perfect at-home activity. Here are some tips so you can give it a try today right from our luxury apartments in Baltimore, MD.

Getting Started

Breadmaking is fairly simple, but it can feel intimidating to get started. The ingredients you need are flour, water, and yeast. That’s it! After mixing, kneading, shaping, and rising, your loaf is ready to go into the oven. Start with a simple recipe to learn the techniques and gain confidence. For example, try one of these excellent beginner recipes for your first loaf.

No Yeast, No Problem

If you don’t have any yeast, you can still become an expert breadmaker. A classic breadmaking technique is sourdough, which doesn’t require yeast. Instead, you’ll make a starter out of just flour and water. Irish baker Patrick Ryan gets you started with his excellent YouTube tutorial. Pick up a sourdough starter from almost any bakery, including the renowned King Arthur starter.

The World of Breadmaking

The possibilities of breadmaking are endless. Get hooked with this simple recipe from King Arthur. With sourdough, there are so many other things you can make with your starter. Try waffles, crackers, and more. To dive even more deeply into the world of breadmaking, consider taking a class. There are excellent virtual classes you can try. Udemy has a top-rated sourdough bread class that is specifically for beginners. Don’t wait any longer! Go make your own bread!

For more at-home activities, check out these historical novels to enjoy while you have a fresh slice of bread. If you’re interested in our Fells Point apartments, contact us for more information.

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