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bertie26

help with bread

Hello everyone

I am rather disappioted. I baked five laoves of bread today and the laoves all split. I used the same formula that i use everytime.same shaping technique and cannot undesrtand what happened. Would anyone like to suggest anty help and also possible solutions. 

The formula I used was  500g 50/50 whole meal and white flour

starter 130 gr

water 300g

salt 8g.

mixing time was 4 hours proving at room temperature

and after scaling and shaping 4 hours at room temperature

here is some pictures  i took to show 

so sorry i cant upload oicures to the post sorry all but thank you in advance and i hope you may be able to help. bya albert

 

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Juergen Krauss

Hi Albert,

Sorry to hear about your problem.

It is difficult to give an answer without seeing it, but split sounds like underproof.

Did you change flours / get a new batch recently? different flour might need an adjustment to the process...

Best Wishes,

Juergen

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bertie26

thanks Juergen

It was a new btch of flour, I tried so hard to upload the pictures on here maybe i do not understsnd the process. i could send you an email (private) maybe it will work then. I admith that i am a total nerd when it comes to technology.bye albert

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Mini Oven

If it dropped for this round of baking, the dough/loaves might not have proofed long enough.

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bertie26

Hello min oven

 

thank you. i must check the temperature. i did do it like i normally do in the kitchen overnight. I will pay attention to that maybe the temperature drppoed during the night. 

so sorry that i cannot upload pictures on the site for some reason. I think it is me not knowing how to do it. i w2ill ask floyd to give me a tutorial on that again and post the photo. 

You help is appreciated

 bye 

Albert

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Juergen Krauss

Here are Albert's photos.

 

 

I think the loaves were a bit underproofed.

Thanks,

Juergen

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bertie26

Helloo Juergen

/thank you very much for adding the photos. I will learn to do it some day. /i parreciate your commnet and advice. will pay attention to the proving next time. No use worrying to much nolw improve next time. 

Bye 

Albert

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Mini Oven

By cutting into the surface, scoring gives the expanding dough a pre-determined place to split open. 

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bertie26

thank you, cant think how it happened. Mini Oven did not show a picture of the top , but i did  score the bread. I will have to sit and think back what went wrong and improve next time, could be that the temperature dropped as you suggested. thank you for taking time to critique and make suggestions it helps to make me feel better