Breadmaking 101

Breadmaking 101
Our chefs are sharing their tips on solving some of your common bread baking problems!

Your dough did not rise.

  • Make sure to use the right amount of yeast.
  • Your yeast is dead and did not activate, remember to store it properly.
  • Addition of too much salt or sugar in the dough inhibits and delays yeast growth.
  • The dough was not kneaded properly. If not enough gluten is produced the dough will not hold air bubbles.

Your bread has an odd, uneven or poor shape.

  • Kneading and proofing time was either not enough or too much.
  • You didn’t place the baking tray on the middle rack, or it was placed on an oven hotspot.
  • Dough was not shaped properly and seams weren’t pinched closed enough.

Your bread rose but collapsed in the oven.

  • Oven temperature was too low.
  • Dough was not elastic enough to hold air.
  • The dough had been over packed or over-risen.

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