In this episode of The Stella Culinary School Podcast we discuss the twelve steps of the bread baking process. Whether you're new to bread baking or an old pro, this podcast is extremely important for building a foundation in excellent bread baking technique.
- Scaling Ingredients
- Mixing and Kneading
- Primary or "Bulk" Fermentation
- Punching or "Degasing"
- Rounding or "Pre-forming"
- Benching or "Resting"
- Final Forming / Panning
- Proofing (Secondary Fermentation)
These twelve steps are the foundation on which all baking knowledge is built. If you're an aspiring bread baker, it's important you first understand the finer points of each of these steps.