Same Recipe -different outcome
I started learning bread baking a few months ago. I have a basic white bread that after a few attempts, I have managed to perfect. It is:
30 g butter,
For the yeast, I use fresh yeast and only about 6g and get great results.
As I said, I have been making great bread with this but the last four attempts have been a disaster in that the dough while rising has become sticky. Within a few miniutes of the first rise, it starts to fall flat. When baked they do rise nto as much as my previous successful loaves but I have to leave them in the oven to bake longer. They also come out a bit chewy and doughy. I have tried adding less water. Then less yeast. I have also added more flour in which case the bread ends up tasting cakey. I can't figure what I am doing wrong. I have yet another batch rising and the same thing is happening. Is there anything I can do to save this?
Anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong?
Thanks for any suggestions