areas of high humidity
Hi to you all from the east coast of Canada. I am thrilled to have found this site because I am suitably impressed by the breadth (pardon the pun) of knowledge many of you have. I am fairly new to bread making as well - I have tried a few times over the years but we have also lived in many different regions of the country (from Vancouver, BC to Montreal, QC to Yellowknife, NWT and now on the east coast) and I am finding my success here in the east to be quite sporadic. I suspect the high humidity is to blame (because it could not possibly be the baker!!!). Today I am making granary bread and it is raising beautifully - maybe too fast. Today it is sunny and partly cloudy but other days my dough sits there like a lump. I have a warming centre on my stove and have found that it helps, but I still have sporadic success. Any suggestions on how to alleviate the impact of rainy days or high humidity would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers to you all et bienvenue pour votre assistance!