Prepare a Homebread soft and very fluffy is always a challenge. After all, you need to have a lot of patience in the dusting process so that it is aerated and elastic. If this step is done poorly, the result will be a heavy and massive bread – and I imagine that no one here wants this, is it?
After giving some more general tips so that the dough will have the perfect texture, it’s time to talk about the dusting. Here are some secrets that will make all the difference to the bread of dreams 😉
FLOUR TO THE LITTLE
Whenever we are going to prepare a recipe we separate all the ingredients, and we usually use everything. However, when it comes to bread, the measure of flour can vary depending on the humidity of the air.
To make no mistake, add them gradually and mix until you reach the described point of the dough. If there’s a little flour left, that’s fine! This means that the weather was probably drier and the correct point arrived with less flour.
On the other hand, on wetter days the dough ends up demanding more of this ingredient. In that case, add a little more – always little by little. And don’t forget: too much flour will make your bread crusty and brittle, so stay tuned to the point described in the recipe or shown on video.
Everyone knows that salt is essential to enhance the taste of food, but it can also be a villain for the growth of your dough. Because of some of its properties, salt can hinder yeast activation.
Preventing this from happening is simple: just put the ingredient together with the flour, at the end of preparing the dough. Just can’t forget, agreed?
CLEAN THE BENCH BEFORE
With all the ingredients mixed, it was time to put the dough on the counter and start kneading. Before, it is essential that everything is very clean and with space for you to work the dough well. Once this is done, sprinkle the whole surface with flour and leave some of the ingredient aside in case the dough starts to stick too much in your hands.
Now it’s time to let go of laziness and work not only on the dough, but also on the arm muscles. The process for kneading bread completely can take time, but it is not worth giving up. Press the dough, stretching, folding and tapping to develop the gluten well. Turn the dough over time to knead it well on all sides!
It is at this moment that you will make all the ingredients really come together, in addition to putting the yeast into action. The more you knead, the softer the bread will become. So, when you’re getting tired, visualize that very cute bread to motivate yourself to continue.
IF IT IS DIFFICULT
Sometimes the dough starts to give more work to be kneaded, but don’t despair. If this happens, let it rest for about five minutes, wash your hand well and then resume the process. This short pause will make the dough absorb the flour a little better, making handling easier.
DON’T FORGET TO COVER THE PASTA
After all the work kneading the dough, it’s time to let it rest – just like your hands. For it to double in size, grow and be fluffy, it needs to be kept in a warm place and covered with a cloth. It’s like building a very cozy cabin for the yeast to act. If the day is very cold, it is worth putting it on top of the stove, with the oven on, for her to get that warmth.
And now, ready for the perfect bread? Comment here on other doubts as well, maybe we will answer her with another publication 😉