List of supplies and ingredients

Large mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, stiff plastic spatula, 1 and 1/2 cup dry measure, serrated knife, 1 cup liquid measure, 21 cup rectangular plastic tub, 1.5 lb loaf pan, and a metal pan for steam.

I highly recommend buying The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hertzberg, MD, and Zoe Francois for more bread-making details and more recipes. The information on this website will get you started though if you just can’t wait to jump in!

Basic Supplies

  • 6-quart bowl
  • Large non-bendable spoon
  • Tablespoon and teaspoon measures
  • 1 cup and ½ cup dry measuring cups
  • 1 cup liquid measuring cup – I’ve been told it’s different than dry, but doesn’t seem significant if you don’t have one.
  • Straight edge to level off the flour (A knife works great)
  • Spatula
  • Plastic rectangular tub with snap-on top
  • 1.5-pound rectangular loaf pan – I don’t use non-stick as you need to spray it
  • Metal pan for creating steam in oven
I couldn’t make bread as quickly or easily without a mixer, 1 1/2 Tbsp. measure, bread lame, 4 c. liquid measure, instant read thermometer, and a large cooling rack.

Ideal Supplies What I use after making this bread almost daily for 3 years

  • Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer with paddle
  • 4 cup liquid measure – Much easier than measuring three cups with a 1 cup measure
  • Instant read thermometer – I couldn’t bake without this
  • 1.5 Tbsp measure – Almost basic as I can’t imagine measuring out 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp, and ½ tsp every time I need 1.5 Tbsp!
  • Bread Lame (straight edge razor on a handle) – I use it for creating hearts on the bread
  • Electronic scale – I just ordered this. It makes the amount of flour less variable than measuring cups so the dough will be more consistent.
  • Metal cooling rack
  • A dutch oven (such as the 4 qt. Le Creuset). This is particularly great from crusty sourdough bread.

Red star active dry yeast, King Arthur All-Purpose, White Whole Wheat, and Whole Wheat flours, Morton Kosher Salt, and Canola spray for the loaf pan.

Basic ingredients

  • King Arthur Natural (non-bleached) White Flour – I buy this in 25 lb. bags at Costco for ~$12
  • King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour or White Whole Wheat Flour – Both are 100% whole wheat (if making whole wheat bread recipe)
  • Morton Kosher Salt – Substitutes for 1.5 Tbsp: 2 tsp table salt or 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Diamond Kosher Salt
  • Active dry yeast or instant yeast – I buy in 2 lbs. bags from Costco
  • Non-stick spray – I use Canola as it keeps the dough from sticking. (I stopped using Pam with palm oil when I was told that rain forests are being cut down to make palm oil.)