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Yeast

Yeast makes bread expand and gain volume. Yeast also helps bread develop flavors, because flavors are formed during the fermentation process.

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Windowpane Test (Gluten Window)

Bread recipes requires flour, liquid and a leavening agent. Flour contains, among other things, the protein gluten, which is one of the components that holds dough together and makes it elastic.

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Hydration

Hydration in bread baking is about the flour's ability to absorb liquid. Depending on the flour's composition of starch and protein, it will have different capacities to absorb liquid.

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More about flour

There are just two essential ingredients for baking a loaf of bread: flour and water. Using flour and water, you can start and feed a sourdough, then mix with even more water and flour, and then bake a finished bread. It's pretty amazing!

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Fermentation

Fermentation makes bread swell, mature and develop taste.

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What is Ankarsrum?

Learn more about the Stand Mixer Ankarsrum Assistent Original.

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Quick Guide – Double beater set

With the balloon whisks you will always get it right when aiming for the perfectly fluffy cream and meringues, and with the cookie whisks you make both the tastiest cookies and the crispiest pie pastries you can imagine.

Kneading dough with Ankarsrum

Quick Guide – Kneading dough in Ankarsrum

Ankarsrum is the bread makers mixer! Kneading dough with Ankarsrum is easy, and you can choose from dough hook or dough roller when doing so. Here you will find our tips on how to use the different accessories when kneading dough.

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Proving

Proving is something of an art. It is affected by a number of external factors such as the temperature in the room and air humidity, as well as the type of bread you are baking.

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Flour

There are many different kinds of flour, some suited for bread baking, some for cakes and cookies. Here you find some basic knowledge about flour. Choose your flour with care, try it and experience the difference in results.

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Baking gluten-free

Baking gluten-free means excluding from your baking cereals, such as wheat, rye and barley, that contain gluten.

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Vegan baking

Vegan baking means avoiding entirely ingredients derived from animals.

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Baking

In order to be sure that the bread is well-baked or not overbaked, we recommend using a thermometer.

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Baking with an Assistent vs by hand

A kitchen assistant combines a sturdy steel design with a powerful motor, which makes it an indispensable tool for both bakers and chefs.

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Dough roller or dough hook

When you make dough with an Ankarsrum Assistent Original, you can choose whether to use a dough roller or a dough hook.

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Doughs with a high liquid content

Hydration has become a commonly used term in recipes and has been linked to dough.