Baking with heart and soul and using quality ingredients create warm, soft and chewy, comforting baked goods.
Kneading the Dough
Whether you knead the dough by hand or in an electric stand mixer, the process of stretching and folding the dough takes a lot of hard work, passion and perseverance. Building strong gluten network in dough makes it elastic, smooth and glossy.
Baking with Steam
There is a rage these days for artisan bread which was traditionally baked in brick or stone ovens where steam can circulate. The steam creates a thin film on top of the dough which makes it elastic and chewy. The same result can be achieved by placing a metal skillet with ice cubes in the bottom of the oven as it preheats.
Storing with care
After bread is baked, it begins to lose moisture and starts to become stale. Storing bread in the refrigerator makes them lose its chewiness and crispiness. Storing them at room temperature in a breadbox or plastic bag is better. Paper bags tend to absorb the bread’s moisture. If the crust has softened, reheat the bread in a 400 degree oven for about five minutes or until it is heated through. The bread will have nearly the same texture as a freshly baked one.
Maintaining the equipment
Keeping your baking equipment is equally important in producing wonderfully crafted breads each and every time. If you’re in need of service or maintenance, parts for broken equipment, or need to have your equipment refurbished, Flores Bakery Service can help.