Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 11, 2013 at 6:27 AM | Posted in baking, Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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We love this secret for a perfect loaf of bread, used by many bakers. Put some ice cubes in a shallow pan and put it in the oven with your loaf of bread. This ice cubes will produce a dense steam, and as the water evaporates, the crust becomes hard and crispy. The steam will also allow the bread to rise more evenly, giving you a crumb that’s firm and chewy.


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  1. […] Putting a few ice cubes into a separate baking dish (I use a pie pan) when baking the bread creates a crisper and browner crust. I learned this tip from My Meals are on Wheels. […]

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