The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Forgot my Sugar, added in after a well kneaded dough still works!

December 4, 2010 - 5:17am -- jennyloh

I was making a chocolate bread today. After putting all ingredients I kneaded the dough well, it felt a little harder than usual, I decided to add a liitle water and finally it came together. I put it aside to proof. Then It suddenly dawned on me that I didn't add in sugar. Instead of throwing itbout or leaving it as is ( it'll be alittle bitter because of the cocoa), I decided to take the risk and add in the sugar and knead some more. Adding the sugar in the middle of the dough a little at a time, I managed to incorporate the sugar in.

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Bread machines

February 10, 2010 - 12:03pm -- a.s.prior

Hello im a new user just started making bread. Im a student and as part of our project we have been asked by a company called kenwood to improve and re-design a bread machine i was wondering if anyone had ever had any problems with a bread machine or has any tips or anything to do with them tbh would help. Any problems you could share would be a huge help thank you.

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Blog link problems, which made me a little mad!

October 16, 2009 - 6:58am -- Erzsebet Gilbert

Hey to everybody, anybody -

This isn't a bread concern, but just personal, and something that sort of irritated me - on my TFL profile, I'd posted a link to my own external blog, but checking up on my account discovered that somehow a website with which I'm not at all associated - a bible sales corporation - had somehow pirated the link. No idea how - has this happened to anybody else here?

I think I've corrected the problem, but if anybody's interested, my real blog is

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Problems baking a basic loaf in my Zojirushi!!!

February 22, 2008 - 11:24pm -- Humpty

HI, I just received a Zojirushi Breadmaker as a gift and I've baked 6 loaves so far. 

Loaf #2 was excellent and the best bread! Since then, I've haven't been doing anything different that I can tell, but the following 4 loaves have been a disaster. They rise, but then fall and sink down in the middle. The dough almost tastes uncooked. What am I doing wrong??? help!


I'm using very precise measuring and all my ingredients are fresh as I just bought them in the store this last week. Could it be bad yeast?? Please help! 


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