Knead to Know by The Spruce Eats

A 5-Week Crash Course for Making Delicious Bread

Sourdough Loaf on a woodcutting board

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Few things are more comforting than the smell of freshly-baked bread coming from your kitchen. Except maybe, eating the bread fresh out of your oven, covered in melted butter. But don’t be intimidated; baking bread is easy when you know the basics.

With Knead to Know by The Spruce Eats, we’ll teach you just that: everything you need to know about yeast, kneading, rising, baking, and more. 

Over 5 weeks, you’ll learn every basic skill you need to make the most popular quick breads, European loaves, and flatbreads from scratch.

The Schedule

  • Week 1: Jalapeno Cheddar Bread and Quick Breads

Skills: Mixing and basic baking fundamentals

  • Week 2: Crusty, No-Knead Bread and Proofing

Skills: Proofing bread and rising

  • Week 3: Easy French Bread and Kneading

Skills: Kneading and freezing yeast dough

  • Week 4: How to Make Sourdough

Skills: Sourdough starters and scoring

  • Week 5: Pita Bread, Naan, and More

Skills: Rolling out dough 

And while anyone can bake up a great loaf of bread at home with almost any equipment, the best bread comes with having the right tools. So you’ll also get our expert-recommended products that will have you baking the finest bread for years to come.

Whether you’ve never baked bread before, or are just getting started on your bread journey, this course is designed for beginners. You’ll receive one foundation recipe per week, along with tips and tricks to make you a better bread baker—all for free. 

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