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.