In Response to Re: First Time Bread Baking:
Hey Gale ..... ".Place dough in pans seam side down,cover again and allow to double in size.Take the bread out after proofing to preheat oven to 350* Bake as directed.(When I proof my dough and loaves of bread I do this in my oven preheated to about 170* and then open the door to allow it to cool down a bit,I place a pan of warm water on the bottom of the oven during proofing) " Huh? What's "proofing"? duh - I can't follow this at all When do I proof at 170 and bake at 350 ? I'm sorry to be so dumb
Posted by Nancy G
No! You're not dumb! I excluded that from my first post,I was just trying to give a tip on proofing or raising the bread dough not realizing that it was confussing.When I'm proofing ( allowing the dough to rise) I first preheat my oven to 170*open the door and let it cool down,I place a pan of water on the bottom of the oven,I place the bowl of dough which I have covered in the oven because it is a warm place and the dough will rise faster.Once the bread dough is doubled in size I punch it down and form it into loaves and place the dough into greased bread pans cover them and place them back into the oven,no need to warm it again.Let the dough double in size again.REMOVE the dough and the pan of water preheat the oven to 350* and bake as directed.I hope this makes sense? PROOFING =RISING In a commercial bakery it is called proofing Sorry for any confussion..