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Beginner Bread Making: Home

A guide to resources and tools to learn the basics of baking bread in the home kitchen.

Tips, techniques, recipes, and resources to get you help guide you toward mastering the art of baking bread at home

Benefits to baking bread at home

  • It can be healthier: you can control and limit salt, trans fats, sugar content, allergens, and more, and avoid preservatives
  • It can be cheaper: some estimates put the cost of homemade bread at about a sixth of the cost of a store-bought loaf
  • it can be fun: develop a new hobby and share your creations with your friends, family, and neighbors
  • It can be therapeutic: baking bread has been used in a hospital setting as a combined art and aroma therapy technique with success


What is your favorite type of bread?
Sourdough: 2 votes (40%)
Baguette: 2 votes (40%)
White/sandwich: 0 votes (0%)
Whole wheat: 0 votes (0%)
Rye: 1 votes (20%)
Pita: 0 votes (0%)
Brioche: 0 votes (0%)
Challah: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 5

Works Cited

  • Cespedes, Andrea. “What Are the Health Benefits of Baking Your Own Bread?” Leaf Group. 28 Dec. 2010 Web. 1 Dec. 2018.
  • Christensen, Emma. "Make or Buy? Sandwich Bread." AT Media. 1 Jul. 2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2018. 
  • "Bread Therapy." Bread Houses Network. n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2018.