Frequently Asked Questions
How much does 1 bucket make?
One Bucket of Bread container (bucket or box) will make up to 12 baseball sized loaves with over 2 pounds of dough. 1 Bucket yielded a 3.5 lb loaf.
What about parchment paper?
It is highly recommended to follow the packaging temperature guidelines for your brand of parchment paper. Most parchment paper is rated for use at temperatures no higher than 420 to 450 degrees. Bucket of Bread recommends seeking out paper rated for use at the highest temperature available. Some non-stick parchment paper brands rated at 450 degrees or better are:
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A BATCH BAKING.
Can I use the mix in my bread machine?
This is not yet recommended. If you try it, let Bucket of Bread know how it turned out.
Aren't plastic buckets bad for the environment?
Please don't throw your buckets away in the trash. Wash them and reuse them until they are no longer functional. If you have a bucket already, a system is in place to purchase refills and the best part at discounted rate. If you do reuse your bucket, ensure you wash it completely as the rubber seal inside the lid may trap moisture and very unhealthy bacteria. Share with Bucket of Bread how you reuse your buckets!
What do I do about sticky dough?
The best remedy for this is to refridgerate your dough. You may also use some flour on your hands. There are video classes available on forming loaves with pro-tips on how to work with sticky dough.
Can't I just grease a cookie sheet and put it in the oven that way?
This is not recommended as the grease may cause your dough to burn. It will also make your cookie sheet or pan much more difficult to clean.
Why are there bubbles in my dough after a few days in the refridgerator?
The dough will last up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator. The bubbles are supposed to be there and just mean that science is working in your favor.