Fresh bread equals soft bread. Even if the crust is solid and crunchy, inside a newly baked loaf of bread is soft and fluffy, perfect for cutting with your bread knife into thick or thin slices. Bread is a staple diet for people the world over and baked for centuries by hand or by machine, but if you make your own at home, get yourself a good serrated edge bread knife.
There's recently been a backlash against supermarket machine-made bread because of the unnatural additives that are found in the loaves. Fungicidal sprays to prevent mould and extend the shelf life of the bread are added and chemicals for artificially keeping the bread soft to simulate freshness too. And don't forget the potential killer which is too much salt. So the case for making your own loaves at home is very strong. There are many very reasonably priced bread makers that you can buy to make your own fresh loaves at home. They range in power and versatility, but the main advantage is that you can modify and experiment with the ingredients that you add, so that you know exactly what is in the bread that you're feeding to your whole family. If you do make your own homemade bread make sure you invest in good quality steel bread knives.
One of the best features to have on your loaf maker is an automatic timer switch. If you set your timer to bake overnight then you'll wake up every morning to the wonderful aroma of freshly cooked bread. Imagine picking up your bread knife and slicing a still-warm loaf with your bread knives to have fantastic toast every single morning. There is a technique to slicing freshly baked loaves correctly with your bread knives. If you don't have any decent high quality and sharp serrated edge bread knives you need to be careful with your cutting. It's far too easy to start cutting at an angle and end up with a slice that's wide at the top and so thin at the bottom that it'll immediately burn in the toaster.
Fancy a set of new steel bread knives, or a single bread knife? Call ProCook on 0330 100 1010 or browse our online shop to view our top quality range. If you want to start baking your own loaves at home and experience the pleasure of freshly baked loaves every morning, buy your bread knife from ProCook today for perfect slices every time.