The information here is base on my personal experience and hope it is useful to your learning journey.
Bread making will be difficult because only after baking and when the bread is cooled you will know if you bake it well or you never. The bread test is important to determine if you did bake a good bread.
From the start to the end of baking, every steps are important to have a good crust or inner texture. If technique use is wrong for each segment then the bread may not be to your satisfaction. Bread depends on environment and temperature around us and timing given in the recipe is only a guide.
Especially in Singapore when our humidity is high, our bread will feel heavier each day and finally we have to throw away. Typically bread I bake could last for three days in my kitchen and if I buy a commercial bread it could last a week in my kitchen.
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