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Rising bread problems

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bread does not rise second time

August 1, 2012 - 2:16pm -- diletta

I hope someone can help. I've been making bread for a couple of years with mixed results. I mix white and whole wheat flour and use the active dry yeast. My problem is that the second rise does note happen and my buns turn out flat. The first rise is good. Then I punch it down, form my buns, place them on a baking tray and leave them to rise for a couple of hours. They don't rise!!! I tried baking them at 400F, then at 375F in the hopes that they might rise better. Not successful. HELP!!!

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Question about typical rising time

August 31, 2011 - 7:08am -- jonesiegal

What is the typical time it takes the bread to rise after mixing up the bread but before punching it down and seperating it into bread pans for the second rising?

I mixed up the bread yesterday morning.  It has been 11 hours but the bread has not even doubled yet and I was expecting it to triple by now.

I have it in a bowl in a warm area with a damp cloth over it.  I am a bit disapointed; I expect to be able to bake it this morning.  Is it possible to over mix it and keep it from rising?

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