I really hope that there is someone out there who can help. I am at my wit’s end and needless to say it seems hopeless at making bread.
I have tried to make bread on and off for several years. I make bread every couple of days for about 6 months and only get heavy bread, then give a break, and start again. I have even done a 9 month commercial bread baking course and still get the same results. Heavy bread!
I have addressed the flour, too much or too little, the same for water, salt, yeast (dry and fresh) and sugar. As well as the kneading, by hand, by Kenwood mixer and by bread machine. I have put the dough under plastic, in a plastic bag, in a warm over, in a warm microwave oven, and still the results are always the same. Heavy bread!
I taught my daughter to make bread and her bread comes out light, we use the same oven, flour, water, salt, sugar and yeast. The bread is also put in the same place to rise and I get a totally different result to my daughter.
I did notice that the other day while making bread on a 32 degree C day that my bread was cold and damp, despite using warm water, the dough had doubled in size was cold even though it was a hot sunny day.
I have several good books, been onto YouTube and even have a videos even with all this I still dismal results.
Does anyone have any suggestions or am I one of those people that just cannot make a good loaf of bread.
Thanks in advance