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Dough Tearing

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Bread tearing upon baking

February 12, 2013 - 8:04am -- loafloafer

My 100% whole wheat bread often tears on the sides after shaping into loaf pans. I have oiled the sides of the loaf pans but still get tears. My last batch tore on the top upon baking. My research suggested that the seam could have been touching the sides of pan and caused that top tear.  Does tearing come from not kneading long enough? I use a bosch mixer on the "2" setting with dough hook for 8 minutes with a recipe for three loaves.


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100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Problems

October 9, 2012 - 6:35am -- agcilantro

I have been making the 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread recipe from Sourdough Home, and have had mixed results.  A few times the bread rose beautfully both in the brad pan and in the oven, and the texture was fantastic.  I have, however, been unable to consistently have this recipe turn out well.

Here is the recipe: ( and a link ).  I am using King Arthur whole wheat flour, AP.

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Whole Wheat Sourdough Tearing

July 23, 2010 - 7:52pm -- diverpro94

I really don't know why, but my dough is tearing. When I shape my loaves and proof them, they tear. It's so strange! My recipe is the basic sourdough from the Peter's BBA. I decided to exchange some of the 5oz. white flour for 5oz. of whole wheat flour. I also added a tablespoon of olive oil to help out with the texture.


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