The new method to bake hard bread.

05 Apr

Don’t you have the experience that you feel too lazy to bite off the hard crust? I have been working on the method to have softer crust for few weeks. You may notice if you read my previous posts.

I always felt a waste when I saw my daughter and my husband left a chunk of whole crust.  And I did the same thing because I don’t have strong teeth. lol

Anyway, I can confirm that this method only works with 70% hydration dough or less after baking over 20 loaves.

This method also works for me to maintain my weak oven. lol

  1. Bake at 280F for 10 minutes.
  2. Increase the temperature to 430F for 15 minutes.
  3. Decrease to 400 F and bake about 5 minutes or, until golden brown.

That is it.


Aghh… I better take a picture during using natural sun light..

I am happy with my current bread because everybody eats my entire bread now.

My next goal is to have perfect oven spring for the round bread!!!

Happy baking,




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