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Sunken Muffins; Is there a formula for muffins?

August 3, 2016 - 10:55pm -- AdrianeS

I tried to find a recipe for a savory cheddar zucchini muffin using all whole wheat or spelt flour and a sourdough starter. When that turned up nothing I looked for a quick bread thinking I could convert it into muffins but I'm not sure how to adjust for that. Would it only be time and temperature or might the ingredients need tweaking?

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Mushy pumpkin bread. Any advice?

February 12, 2016 - 2:41am -- RootsAndWren

I've been trying to find a pumpkin bread recipe that I could make using roasted pumpkin or squash (I can't get the canned stuff here in Shetland :( ) and which I could sweeten with honey instead of sugar. 

I've attempted this on numerous occasions now and invariably end up with a tin full of mush!! (With a lovely crust though!!) 

Anyone have any thoughts or recipes?


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yeast bread dough too sticky

November 22, 2015 - 11:59pm -- poopyunicorn

I am trying to make black sesame bread using this recipe:

Making the Dough:

  1. Knead the 250g of flour, 160ml of water, 3g of yeast and 1g of salt together until it forms a soft pliable dough.

  2. Divide the dough into portions of 50g or 100g and store them in the fridge to chill for at least 12 hours.


Preparing the Almonds:

  1. Wash almonds thoroughly.

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Problem in baking lemon bread

October 14, 2015 - 5:04am -- satimis

Hi all,

Problem in baking lemon bread

too dense and collapse top
please see attached photo

Bread Machine - Kenwood BM450
Cycle - Sweet bread
Light crust
Weight - 1 lb

1 cup       Milk
14g          Butter
80g          Lemon curd
45g          rolled oats
1 tsp        salt
270g        Bread Flour
1-1/2 tsp  Active dry yeast

Please advise how to fix the problem.  Thanks


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Fresh ground whole wheat biscuit recipe wanted.

May 7, 2015 - 8:23pm -- snielsen

I very recently bought a bunch of cook books, bread books and ingredients and a model #99 Grain Maker grain mill.  I have tried creating a few different things so far.  Seems like one day things work well, then the next day, while using the same recipe, things turn out bad.  This is OK, because I figure more experience will help.

I have not been able to make any biscuit that I would eat, yet.  I am hoping that one of you will have some advice and feel like sharing it.  I have hard white wheat, rye, spelt, and a bunch of other unusual grains.  

Please help.


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