Water - a gift to bread

Written by Warwick Quinton. Posted in Ingredients Section

Water is the only ingredient that a baker needs which is given for free.

Of course, water isn't free - it's just that we don't usually pay for it directly. In the cities and towns, it's gathered, treated, and piped to our home or workplace, and we barely think about it except if we need to pay a water levy at some point, or if it rains and our routine is interrupted.That's why bakers love high hydration dough - less to pay for in a loaf of bread.