The fact of the matter is, if you have the tools of the trade, it just makes baking bread easier!
What’s better than fresh bread from your oven? The answer: the right bread baking supplies to make those loaves!
You’ll find 19 bread baking supplies you’ll love!
Now I will share the list with small overviews of bread baking supplies you’ll likely want so that you too can make simple but delicious loaves of bread!
Then you can read it a second time and consider the recipes you bake, then decide what you might be missing to create those loaves of fresh bread from your oven even better!
How much time are you spending in your kitchen since the pandemic started?
Lots might be the answer you are searching for!
Your kitchens are getting an Olympian workout!
Between working from home, and eating almost all meals in, well, it’s been a bit tough, to say the least.
Many of you have never baked bread before, but now that you have you are a new disciple of the Homemade breadmakers and each loaf further initiates your confidence!
So, if I can help you make fresh bread from our oven easier with some prep or baking tools would you consider them?
I’ll share the 19 bread baking supplies you’ll want and likely love if you want to up your game and continue crafting simple loaves of bread.
Do I need bread baking supplies or can I just keep on baking without them?
Just so you know, these items are all OPTIONAL, and even when I had my restaurant I never stocked every tool.
Because half the fun of baking is reinventing and using what you have, so you just might find that you have things you can use to bake those perfect loaves of bread!
But, what I will say, honestly, is that there are a few items I could never do without, such as a pastry brush or parchment paper.
You will be the judge of what you need, and stock your home with, these are just suggestions, so read and review and then make a good decision!
But if you are questioning some element of your bread prep to the baking, maybe you need one of these tools to make the corrective action on what has been slipping away from your ‘should be’ and should turn out the perfect recipe.
Why make fresh bread from your oven?
Let’s keep this fast and simple.
- First, if you have food allergies, often purchasing a loaf of bread is a whole other issue, because you have to track down exactly the right loaf of bread that you can eat!
- Then you have to hold your breath each time you go out to buy an additional loaf, hoping that it will be in stock or not discontinued.
- Or you might be an ingrdient reader and hooray for you, because so am I. What is in that loaf of bread you are buying besides loads of sugar, and preservatives?
- Preservatives are not what I anticipated purchasing so the loaves of bread that I read labels on became my path to purchasing bread baking supplies to perfect my craft instead of buying things in bread I didn’t want.
I invite you to peel that wrapper off of the bread and really read it.
You are going to be surprised at all the things you didn’t sign up for in those loaves!
Now I am done preaching so let’s roll through the list of 19 bread baking supplies to consider to perfect your craft.
No. 1 ~ Hot and Steamy fresh bread from the oven
When you take out your fresh bread from your oven, you don’t just sit it there, do you?
It needs a cooling rack!
The moisture needs to escape and a cooling rack is your bread’s best friend!
No. 2. ~ Roll Me Out & Make Me
Where are you going to make your bread?
On the counter?
Are you mixing it up on the counter as well?
In fact, that’s not unusual especially as you bake more and more and become more experienced.
Make sure your has the measuring built-in to the mat.
Knead on it, make fondant on it, make your bread on it, and BAKE ON it!
No. 3. Cutting Things Up Like A Pro
When your dough needs divide into a few pieces, how are you going to do that?
My suggestion is a Pro Dough Pastry Scraper.
Easy to use and perfect clean cuts.
Plus you can use it to cut veggies, and measure too!
No. 4. Weigh-In Please
Food Scale for grams, ounces, pounds, etc.
No. 4. You Had Me At Shiny and Silver
18/10 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls, need I say more?
Lids and nonstick bottoms with measuring lines within.
If it has a lid and you need to allow your dough to be made then covered before you can produce fresh bread from your oven, well, a covered stainless bowl will never let you down!
No. 5. & No. 6. Proof With Me
Kitchen Proofing towels + the basket make up both No. 5 & 6 on my list of Bread Baking Essentials!
Proofing Baskets get the bread you are making to look better!
Bread baskets come in every price level and every shape.
They are also made out of everything from plastic to bamboo.
Use a colander with a flour sack towel if you don’t have the want to purchase a proofing basket.
Again, bread baking supplies are optional and depend on your budget and room in your kitchen as well as your preferences. If you’ve already found a workaround, then go with it!
No. 7 Rip It Baby!
Ok, so that sounds ridiculous.
Rip it, is a way I am saying to you to use a LAME.
This will let your bread bake to the best bread size it can.
Using kitchen shears does not create what you need in this in order to turn out the best fresh bread from your oven with great results so I do suggest this tool.
Additionally, for those bread that you want to look rustic .. this is your key tool.
Alternative >> Very Sharp Knife or edge of a razor blade (not a used one!)
No. 7 Le Dutch Oven
For the longest time, I never used the one I owned.
Then, when I began baking bread, the Dutch Oven became my go-to.
Now that I have used mine so much, I am investing in a larger one for larger loaves.
I will tell you this, a Dutch oven makes some of the best bread ever.
In fact, if you want to up your ROUND and crusty bread baking game this is one of the bread baking supplies you just can’t do without.
No doubt you will love the results. ♥
No. 8 Measure Much?
A good set of measuring cups can help you up to your game in every part of cooking.
It’s hard for me to say this, being a ‘pinch of this and a splash of that’ kind of girl but when I bake bread… it’s hardcore, measurements for perfection in bread baking.
Don’t forget measuring spoons too!
No. 9 ~ Parchment makes bread baking easy!
I think this is like one of those things to buy stock in.
When don’t I reach for parchment paper is more the question?
I rip it up and use it for cupcake liners and muffin baking.
Alternatively for cookie baking and for lifting (out of Dutch Oven).
Nonstick is another great piece of this, I mean, the list goes on and on.
If you want me to stop ranting about parchment paper, please buy some!
No. 10 Dough Whisk
When it comes to mixing, my dough whisk is my bestie!
I love it and it can take a beating (lol, a mixing) meaning it is tough and can stand up to dough’s elasticity and movement.
No. 11 Pastry Brush
Oil, egg wash, water!
Need I say more?
If you are baking and adding an eggwash a milk wash, etc. you’ll need a pastry brush.
No. 12 ~ a Spray bottle should be in your bread baking supplies
How to mist your bread before or during baking?
A spray bottle is something I could never do without, kind of a must or those crustier loaves of bread.
No. 13 ~ Roll With It!
Do you have a rolling pin in your bread baking supplies?
I know you won’t always need a rolling pin, but they are nice to have when you do need it,
When baking fresh pita bread, I always use a rolling pin, but not for baguette loaves of bread.
Well, you better get one, because you will love what it can do for your dough shaping.
No. 14 Chop. Clip. Snip.
Yeap, kitchen shears are a must, I think I own about 10 pairs and I still don’t have enough.
From slitting bread to chopping herbs these are my go-to!
You can use the shear for more than fresh bread from your oven, but you will be happy when you have to cut dough and have them if you haven’t opted for other bread tools to cut dough portions!
No. 15 ~ Sift It
Flour, yes flour may need to be sifted to make a lighter, more aerated bread.
There are often times you will use a sieve for cake recipes as well.
No. 16 Pan For Pane and Don’t Forget the Baguettes
However, you may want a few smaller ones as well.
NO. 17. Pizza Stone
Well, I don’t know what I did without this stone for like ever.
It takes on the heat and the bottom of the bread is always crisped to perfection!
My kids love they each get baby round loaves from their own individualized ramekin and I add their own favorite ingredients
Even better, ramekins are perfect for making rolls, that are each equal in size!
No. 19. Le Serrated Knife
So, you’ve baked all this bread and bought all the other essentials to bake bread, how will you cut it?
Invest in a serrated bread knife!
Perfect to cut that crusty, bread and that soft bread too!