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Old 07-01-2020, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm the son of a beginner cook.

I've been wondering, if there are any food channels that would help a bread fanatic like my dad?

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Old 07-01-2020, 06:39 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC. There are some great books (free even) for Amazon Kindle, which can be read with a Kindle app. Also, there are some awesome videos on YouTube and other blogs. Personally, I don't bake because it requires actual measuring, and I am a fake-it-til-you-make-it kinda girl. There are some outstanding bakers on here so I hope one can make suggestions.


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Old 07-01-2020, 06:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC!

Don't have a specific answer for you, hoping someone here does. I would suggest watching some youtube videos. If like me, you actually need to "see" something being done, then the instructions are far easier to follow.

Recipes have a tendency to be either too literal or not enough. This can be very frustrating for a beginner. Watching a video helps to understand the words like 'bloom' 'proofing' (or proving) 'kneading' 'resting' etc.
But again, you should really watch a few of them to see how different people use the same words in different ways.

Plus there are the various yeasts, which in themselves can be an entire science lesson. But then you have people like me who use the same yeast no matter what the recipe calls for and have never seen a noticeable difference in the outcome.

Good luck to your Dad and lucky you having all that homemade bread!
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:08 PM   #4
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This is an excellent YouTube Channel for learning all about baking bread. He demonstrates and explains in detail how to do all of it. Bake with Jack
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:19 PM   #5
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Go to the King Arthur Flour website and click on the LEARN button at the top of the page. They should have everything your father needs in way of recipes, written instructions and videos.
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:24 PM   #6
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Someone has already mentioned the King Arthur Flour folks. One of the great things about this site is that you can call their toll-free number and ask to speak to a "resident baker." You will be able to speak to someone who will be helpful and answer any questions you might have.
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:54 PM   #7
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Old 07-02-2020, 11:01 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum!

You can find a lot of info on bread baking here, and the King Arthur site, as others have suggested. And here's another site, for those obsessed with baking bread:
The Fresh Loaf | News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts
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Old 07-02-2020, 02:05 PM   #9
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Welcome to Discuss Cooking

Here's one more - Artisan Bread with Steve. He uses the no-knead bread recipe and technique to make all kinds of breads, rolls, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/user/artisanbreadwithstev/
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Old 07-02-2020, 02:44 PM   #10
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There is an advanced discussion forum, Forums | The Fresh Loaf, that takes baking to the outer limits. The photographs are ... humbling!
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