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Bread is too dense

leenowell's picture

Too dense and crumb problems - please help

September 11, 2011 - 1:48am -- leenowell

Hi All,

I have been making sourdough bread for around a year now and after a variety of "experiements", although the bread forms and tastes good, it is far too dense and the crumb is moist (it is more like an English crumpet than bread). I have been using recipes from "Bread Alone" by Leader and Blahink and adapted slightly through my experiments.  I have detailed my technique below and would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.

thanks very much in advance



- 200g stored in the fridge

omylius's picture

Loaf is too heavy & dense

June 30, 2010 - 4:17am -- omylius

Hi i have recently purchased a Sunbeam Bakehouse bread machine single loaf for only about $100,  I have since made about 4 loafs of bread all of which where a heavy, spongey texture.

2 of the loafs were purchased form the supermarket, the other mixes were prepared at home, both had a similar outcome. i have followed all instructions and measurements cleary, but nothing seems to be achieving what im looking for something light & soft. please let me know of any ideas you may think will help resolve the issue.


regards Kim.

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