Ready, Set, Bake!
Is bread baking really the new "national pastime," as a King Arthur Flour executive proclaimed in April? Sales of flour, yeast, and baking supplies are up by double and triple digits over this time last year, according to data from Nielsen, and companies including King Arthur Flour don't expect demand to slacken anytime soon. Bread isn't all that hard to bake — you could do it with just a spoon and bowl if you really wanted to — but the proper tools will make it a lot less frustrating, especially if you're new to baking or want to make fancy fruit or grain loaves. To get you started, we've compiled a wish list of some of the best stand mixers, food processors, loaf pans, and other bakeware essentials you can buy.
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