You can! Of course you can! And why shouldn’t you? Wouldn’t it be great to have a homemade loaf of bread in the house on a rainy day? Well, yes it would. And you can. You see, when people think about baking bread at home, they tend to think about how hard it is and immediately put that thought aside because they assume that it can only be done on nice dry days. So if you have any doubts, rest assured that you absolutely can bake bread on a rainy day too. It all comes down to what type of recipe you use and making sure all your ingredients are at the right temperature so as not to spoil in the moist atmosphere outside. But fear not, these tips will make your next rainy day at home immensely more enjoyable…
Ingredients you need
For baking a classic loaf of white bread at home, you will need the following ingredients – 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cups of warm water, 2 ½ tbsp of active dry yeast, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1 tbsp of oil or butter. Again, these ingredients might change if you are making another type of bread, but the principles will remain the same. You will also need a mixing bowl, a baking tray, and a baking sheet. You can also use a stand mixer or a bread machine if you want, but these aren’t absolutely necessary and you can still make a great loaf of bread at home with just a mixing bowl.
How to Make Bread On a Rainy Day
Let’s say it’s a rainy day and you want to bake yourself a loaf of bread. First off, you need to make sure that your yeast is active. For this, you can either use a thermometer or the ‘float test’. The float test is when you put a tablespoon of the yeast in a cup of warm water and if it floats, it is active and ready to go. Once you have your yeast mixed with the rest of your ingredients, you should mix it appropriately so that the dough is nice and smooth. After this, cover the bowl and let your dough rise until it is double in size. The amount of time this takes can vary depending on the temperature of your room, so you will have to play by ear a little.
Tips For Baking Bread on a Rainy Day
– Use a Dark, Warm Oven – If your oven is dark, it will retain its heat better than a shiny new one, and the warmth will help to make the dough rise better. If you can, put a bowl of water inside the oven to help retain the humidity, but don’t let it touch the bread while it is rising. – Be Patient – Don’t expect your dough to rise quickly in a warm, humid environment, so be patient and wait for it to double in size. – Don’t Overwork The Dough – Don’t keep kneading the dough even if it is too stiff; if you overwork it, it will become too tough. – Mix Your Ingredients In The Right Order – Some ingredients, like water and yeast, are best mixed at the end to avoid activating them too early and spoiling.
How to make dough in rainy weather?
– If your dough is too sticky when you try to form it into loaves, add a little bit of flour to it to make it a bit stiffer. – If your dough is too dry, add a little bit of water to it. – If your dough is too hard, add a little bit of water to it. – If your dough is too soft, add a little bit of flour to it.
So there you have it, baking bread on a rainy day isn’t that complicated. It’s just a matter of knowing what your ingredients are and making sure they are all at the right temperature and ready to go. So what are you waiting for? Go make yourself a sandwich with a fresh baked loaf!