STEM Kitchen: Science of Bread

4 minutes

Discover the science behind baking bread with a super simple bread recipe. 

Bread Recipe


  • 460g Strong bread flour
  • 2 Teaspoons of salt
  • 7g Sachet of fast-action yeast
  • 360ml Water
  • Baking Tray


1 Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add the water and work the flour until it is all mixed. The dough will seem dry but keep working until the flour has moistened. 

2 Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to prove for 2-3 hours.

3 Preheat oven to 220⁰C (200⁰C for fan)

4 Quickly form the dough into two loaves and place on baking tray. Do not over work the bread as you will lose air bubbles. Score the bread with three diagonal groves across the top then bake for 20-25 mins.

More Recipes

For more STEM Kitchen recipes, download our fun recipe book that explores the science behind some of our food. The science content is aimed at a KS3 audience however the recipes can be enjoyed at any age.

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