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Help! My bread is too flat!

November 1, 2011 - 10:30am -- abovethelau

Hi Everyone,

I was hoping someone would be able to help me with a constant problem I have been having.  I am relatively new to baking bread (I have been baking breads for about 6 to 8 months) but have always had success with every bread I have tried, whether artisan or simple, to a point.  The problem I keep running into is really wide bread.

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a simple rustic loaf

December 19, 2009 - 11:33am -- nirbeltran

hi ya all


i made two loafs last night ..


they baked real nice so diceded to upload a picture .


i made them with a 12 hours biga -  200 g whole wheat flour 200 g water and 1/4 teaspoon yeast.


added 1 teaspoon yeast , 2 teaspoons salt , 400 g all purpose  flour , 200 g water , mixed , rise for 4 hours with 3 streach and


fold .


shaped , slashed and   baked covered for 15 minutes and 20 minutes more uncovered ..


yummi !!

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