Baker Rich

Baker Rich (aka Rich Helms) is an avid bread baker and a student at George Brown College's Artisan Bread Baking Certificate. This website is where Rich organizes and documents his recipes and notes.

New to bread making? Looking for a good first recipe. I recommend "My First Challah."

Fermentation Ripe Test


Wilton 9" Pie Pan


USA Pan Hearth Pan

12x5.5x2.25 USA Pan Hearth Bread Pan - 2.4L - 10.1 cups

Do NOT apply any anti-stick spray. None is necessary nor recommended.

Proof Ripe Test

I actually over did it so that it was visible in the photos. Don't press this hard.


Wilton 9.25x5.25x2.75 Loaf Pan

This is commonly referred to as a 9x5 loaf pan.

Volume: 1.7L - 7.1 cups