Why I can make my own bread..

Malaysia
May 14, 2012 11:10pm CST
I love cooking and love to try a new recipe.But I always failed when I try to make a bread.I follow all instruction and put same ingredient but always failed.That's make me so angry and fed up.But I love eat bread and I want try to make my own bread.Final result really make me disappointing.What wrong?Can someone teach me?
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4 responses
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
16 May 12
Hello jupi and welcome to myLot. Making bread really is easy once you learn just two things. Number one is the the temperature of the water and how long to knead the dough. The temperature of the water is very important. If your bread is not raising that is the reason. Too much salt or sugar will also kill the yeast. T be sure your yeast is working mix it with water that is just warmer than you would heat a baby bottle to. Mix the water, (as the recipe calls for) yeast a little flour and the sugar that your recipe calls for. If this mixture becomes very foamy with in a half hour then you can go a head and add your salt and flour as the recipe calls for. This shows that the yeast is working and is alive. I hope this helps. One of my daughter-in-laws could not make bread too. She was not using warm water. Once I showed her how warm water activated the yeast she did ok.
• Malaysia
16 May 12
Hi deebomb..I never check the temperature of the water... Maybe that was one of reason why my bread be like that..I really hate when every time I try to make a bread it always failed and failed again..not once.:( By the way,thanks friend for your advise..Next time I will do my best.:)
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
16 May 12
Find a very simple recipe for preposition and DON'T give up.
• Malaysia
17 May 12
Yup..you're right.:)
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
15 May 12
Then you go to a bread factory and see the way they do. it is a real lesson and i am sure that you can make your own bread after that. Sometime, do follow the book is not enough it..we should have skills in cooking also... Good luck!
• Malaysia
15 May 12
Hi ryanong.. I never go to a bread factory because what I heard they use a machine to make a bread not manual.Maybe my skills to make a bread not enough yet..:)I will try again next time.Thanks.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
16 May 12
Oh, in here i saw they do manual a half. I don't think i will make bread at home then i didn't follow what they did step by step. Ya, you can try to do more and i hope you will have a delicious bread soon.
• Malaysia
16 May 12
Maybe someday...:)
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
16 May 12
Bread making is one of the most difficult foods to bake. Many things have to happen to allow the bread to rise. If you are using a Bread-machine it is easier because the machine maintains a proper temperature , and rising cycle. Its important to have all ingredients at room temperature, and always add the liquid ingredients first. If you are kneading by hand,it will take longer, and be a much bigger job. Keep trying, persevere, and one of these times your bread will come out Perfect!
• Malaysia
16 May 12
I don't have Bread-machine.You're right.I just kneading by hand.Feel so tired and more tension when failed.For now I stop trying but I will do it again next time. Thanks friend.:)
@oldchem1 (8144)
15 May 12
There can be several reasons for bread not turning out properly, and bread making is a fine art.What you want to remember is that every time you make bread it will turn out a little different. Making bread is really a scientific experiment!! The two most important elements in bread making are the temperature and yeast and from what you say your problem could be that your yeast is not active, or the temperature is too high. You can try some experiments with your yeast, seeing how long it takes to activate and bubble. You can rise the dough in the cold, if you do this don't add any warmth and allow everything to raise slowly overnight. You can also try making your bread with no milk, just use flour, yeast, water, salt, and oil and try some experimental loaves. Test how long it takes for them to rise, then knead and let them rise again. They can rise in the fridge or in a warm place. The main thing that will kill your bread while you are making it is having the temperature too high heat because it will kill the yeast. You may be expecting your dough to rise too fast. Also make sure your yeast is fresh. Sugar and B vitamins can be added to feed your yeast to get it activated
• Malaysia
16 May 12
Hi oldchem1.. I will try again next time..my fault, never check the temperature.Never do any experiments with my yeast also..Thanks.