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Problem: Bread slices falling apart easily.

August 20, 2011 - 10:37am -- BKSinAZ

Only when I substitute any whole wheat into my sandwich bread recipes, the slices of bread fall apart very easily; almost crumble to the touch.

My 100% white flour breads do not have this issue.

I used this KA recipe

I used KA white flour and in the recipe you will notice that it calls for 3 cups. I only substituted 1/2 cup (one half cup) of freshly grounded whole wheat berries (Red)

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Overkneaded? Can I save it?

August 3, 2008 - 5:24am -- tbednarick

Good morning. I'm making a sourdough ciabatta this morning and it was coming together nicely in the kitchen aid. In fact, I thought, wow, that dough might be a little too stiff, must be the whole wheat. I was kneading at level two for 4 to 5 minutes when it kind of stopped holding together so well. It still seams to have some gluten, but it's tearing very easy. Can I save this dough?

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