Read the recipe with only scant attention to the instructions.
What’s critical to get right, is the ingredients list
- Substitute ingredients you’ve never used before with ingredients you’ve never used before
Becaaause … you got this …
- Pretend that you can read the small print on the yeast package.
How different can Instant Yeast be from Active Yeast ?
- Guess at conversions from imperial to metric
A pound is roughly 500g is roughly 2 cups, right?
- Read the instructions too quickly, under low light conditions, without your glasses.
Recipes are just guidelines anyways
- Ignore the instructions and do it your way.
Guidelines are for rookies
- Do not use your heavy duty Kitchenaid Mix Master with a dough hook
Kneading bread is easy. People have been doing it from time immemorial.
- Knead five pounds of bread dough after two hours of physiotherapy on your right shoulder.
Physio is good. More physio must be better.
- Think that after three hours of not proofing, the bread dough will magically raise in the oven.
It says so on the Internet
- Believe that even after baking into blocks of fruit studded concrete, the loaves will soften on cooling.
It says so on the Internet, right after that proofing thing
- Think it normal to have to use a Chinese cleaver to cut a loaf of bread.
A hammer and hacksaw ? Now, that would be too much
- And if shards of bun splinter off the cutting board and blind the cat
… Blame the cat for sitting in the line of fire