Bread ingredients

Bread ingredients

Get to know the different ingredients used to make bread. Flour, water, yeast or sourdough and salt are the 4 ingredients used in bread-making:

  • Flour is rich in gluten which makes bread light.


  • Water wets the flour. With water, the starch swells and gluten becomes soft. Its temperature should not exceed 30°C.


  • Salt is the ingredient that gives bread all its flavour. It is indispensable in bread-making.


  • Yeast is a microscopic unicellular fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This is the ingredient that makes the dough rise.