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Bitter?

April 17, 2011 - 12:40am -- Bin
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I'm having issues with my bread.  Using a basic recipe (yeast, water, flour, a little bit of sugar) the dough seems to develop an off smell and tastes bitter which persists through baking.  This has happened more than once.  I notice this change in smell as early as 30 min. into an initial rising.  I've been looking around about bread developing funny tastes or smells and I can say that the smell and taste isn't sour nor are my ingredients rancid.  I'm at a loss as to why this happens, because my sourdoughs and brioche come out just fine.

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