We know that home baking is truly a labor of love! It may take a while to get the perfect loaf, but once you do, it’s worth it!

Follow Mrs. Maya’s baking essentials for great results!

1) Know the yeast

Most bread recipes call for active dry or ready-made dry yeast, so double-check what the recipe calls for before you start baking. Make sure the yeast is not expired because old yeast will not work.

2) The Right Ingredients and Measure 

Simple yeast bread requires only 4 ingredients: flour, water, yeast and a pinch of salt. It seems easy enough, but to get off to a good start, you need to buy the right ingredients and measure them accurately.

3) Avoid over- or under-kneading the dough ❗️

It sounds logical, but many people make this big mistake when baking from scratch. There is a simple way to check that you have kneaded enough: you should be able to stretch your dough 5-10 cm without breaking.

4) Test your dough 🫓

Kneading the dough gives it the flexibility it needs to rise properly. You can test whether the dough has been kneaded enough by tearing off a small piece and stretching it until it is soft and elastic like gum. If the dough tears quickly or if you can’t stretch it for a long time, you need to knead more.

It’s time to make bread at home! 😊

Would you like to try Mrs. Maya’s bread recipes with Yuva in your home? You can find the recipes by visiting this link: