Welcome to Connie Q Makes Bread
While I was writing down my favorite bread recipes
for this site, I realized that I needed to do more than just list
the ingredients and directions, as you find in most cookbooks. There
was scant information on method or technique. How should the yeast
look? How sticky should the dough feel? How do you knead properly?
How do you tell if your loaf is cooked completely?
I soon realized that short video clips on the
different stages of bread making, combined with informative
techniques would make the whole process less confusing and not
difficult to understand. It really isn't complicated or mysterious.
It is a simple process that can be learned by anyone, and the
rewards and benefits are numerous.
I don't know if I need to list all the benefits of
homemade bread to your health. You have control over the variety and
quality of ingredients. Read the label on your next loaf of store
bought bread. You do not have to consume the added chemicals and
preservatives of store bought bread ( I can't even pronounce some of
Not much can compare with the aroma of bread,
straight from the oven. Your whole house gets that warm and "homey"
feeling. The "Ooh's and "Aah's" of appreciative family and friends
give you a real sense of accomplishment. And finally, the taste….mmmm….
Hi-speed internet for videos recommended
(If you don't have Hi-speed you can order the
Click here - to see the first part
(WMV format 9MB)
Short video on how to prepare your bread dough. Get simple advice on
how to proof your yeast, how to mix your ingredients and most
importantly, the proper technique for kneading dough. Everything you
need to do, up to covering the dough and letting it rise is shown.
Click here - to see the second part
(WMV format 6MB)
Short video on what to do when your dough has risen. See how to
punch down the dough to remove air bubbles, how to cut and shape
dough, and prepare it for the final rise.
Click here - to see the third part
(WMV format 12MB)
Click here for a short video on how to cut and shape dinner rolls
from the bread dough. See how to make Sticky Buns, using your
Click here - to see the
fourth part (WMV format 8MB)
Click here for a short video on the baking process of bread, dinner
rolls and sticky buns. See how to tell if your bread is baked by
sounding the bottom, how to cover, steam and cool your bread, dinner
rolls and sticky buns.
Also! - Now that you know how to make the
bread dough we have a booklet available that uses this bread dough
for 50 different delicious recipes as well as a "bread shaping"
tutorial! The bread baking cookbooklet includes the best
recipe for White Bread, explicit tried and true original bread
recipes, pictures, information and ideas about traditional and
fancy shaping of bread. A must have for both novice and seasoned
bakers. Click here if you would like to purchase this
booklet ... its delivered to you immediately online! ...
and its only 6 bucks!!
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