The following are some of the basic tools you will need to get started baking bread. If you start to get into more advanced bread formulas and styles additional tools may be needed but for now these tools will get you off the ground and started with creating your own bread!
You may need to invest on a baking oven and a laptop where you can also market your goods. Think of a name for you home baking business and register it. The cost of licensing is only minimal and it will allow you to maintain a business bank account as well as take advantage of wholesale supply discounts.
When learning to bake, I was quite confused about the brand of the oven to be purchased. Is it better to buy the best oven or will a basic model suffice? Not knowing whether I would be able to learn to bake properly and also in a bid to learn to bake in a cost-effective manner, I purchased a basic oven. I must say this basic oven has always given great results. It is simple to use and I know how it functions.
Just as we need precision in our measurements of ingredients, we also need to be precise in regulating the temperature of our doughs. Temperature is a very important factor in bread baking. In fact, it is probably the most important factor behind scaling your ingredients accurately. The pace at which a dough moves from step to step through a recipe is completely dependent on what the dough temperature is.
Focus your efforts on the line of market your business will serve. Will it fit the busy mothers who want their children to snack on freshly baked goodies with nutritional value? Or are they better suited for busy executives who want to throw an event for their staff and include a delectable home baked treat for the entire office?
I have a straight metal divider for moving dough around the counter and dividing it and a curved plastic one that is great for scraping every last bit of dough out of a bowl. I highly recommend both.
Set out the bowls, measuring utensils, mixer and anything else you are going to use so they will be at your fingertips when you need them. It is so frustrating to be adding ingredients into your mixing bowl or pan and not be able to find the vanilla or suddenly remember you forgot the nuts. You don’t want to have to stop what you are doing. So, have everything out and ready to go.
Try not to make any changes or modifications to the recipe until you’ve made it as written at least once. I’ve been there.going along and thinking how cool it would be to add this or that. But believe me, there is nothing more disheartening in the kitchen than changing a new recipe and watching it fail miserably when it comes out of the oven.