Baking bread: 7 essentials you need

Getting hooked on our simple loaf recipe but missing the basics? Here are 7 kitchen essentials to support your baking fever step by step.

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Weigh it. This 3kg mechanical scale is exactly what you need to make up in style what you lack in storage space. Available in several bright colours, this little helper will satisfy all your basic baking needs. Salter Orb Mechanical Kitchen Scale in Green – £10.99
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Mix it. Whether you are kneading bread or mixing your cookie dough, this classic will always occupy an important place in your kitchen. Even your grandma will tell you, this is the good stuff. Mason Cash Ceramic mixing bowl. Available in different sizes, price range £10-£2
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Prove it. Once you start making your weekly loaf, give it a special space to rise. This proving banneton is made of German birchwood cane. A perfect bed for your loaf and a perfect present for your newly found baker-self. Hobbs House Bakery Round Proving Basket £12.50

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Mould it. These single-use moulds will turn your weekly baking into a party; or your loaf into a perfect gift, if you are thinking of sharing your baked goods with friends. You get four of each colour (green, red and yellow) and they are oven safe up to 230 degrees. LAKELAND 12 standard loaf moulds 17.5 x 7 x 5cm H. £9.90
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Bake it. For whenever you are baking bread or pizza, this stone tray will give you that extra crunchiness that you lack when baking in your oven. It also has a wheat embossed pattern that will show on your baked goods. Kitchen Craft Home Made Stoneware Bread Baking Stone 33 cm diameter – £10.99
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Serve it. When it comes to serving bread, we tend to go for the simplest way, be it a chopping board, a white plate or a small woven basket. But if you have a special occasion, let your bread stand out in this gorgeous ceramic serving bowl hand made by Fire n Flux in Arizona. Our Etsy choice of the list (marked by the orange border). Ceramic serving bowl 19.7 cm diameter £39.72 + £21.03 UK shipping.
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Store it. Here’s your ideal bread bin: it will fit in your kitchen, will keep your loaf fresh as long as possible, has a stylish look and a practical trick: the lid can be used as chopping board to slice your sourdough ready to be toasted. Joseph Joseph bread bin in white H21 x W36 x D18 cm. £45 +£3 UK shipping.
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