I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it seemed like the best fit.
I've been making my own bread for the past two years. I started with a bread machine recipe from a book and then tweaked it a little to my liking. For the most part, it came out just fine from the bread machine. After about a year though, I started disliking the shape of the loaf from the machine (it was very tall but not very wide), and so I began letting the bread machine mix up the dough and then I would fold it, let it rise once more, and then bake it.
The issue I've run into with the last three or four loaves has been that the bread seems to not be done all the way. The crust is browning (sometimes too much for my sons or I's liking) and most of the crumb is coming out fine. It just seems to be at some points near the center (more toward the bottom of the loaf) it is not cooking, as there is still a feeling of almost wet dough there. I am not sure what is causing this part to not cook when the entire rest of the loaf does. I am trying to pin point what might be the cause, so here is the recipe I use and how I've baked it. I apologize in advance that it is not in baker's percentages or anything like that.
10 oz water
1.5 tbs margarine
2 tbs honey
2 cups bread flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbs non-fat dry milk
2 tbs sugar
1.5 tsp bread machine yeast
I put the ingredients (in that order) into my machine and run it on the dough cycle. After it's done, I take the dough out, roll it on a floured surface, and then fold it and shape it into the loaf. I then put it in the bread pan and let it rise for 45 minutes (until it has basically doubled in size). I heat my oven to 350 degrees, and once the bread is done with its rise, I put it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes (depending on how browned the crust is).
So can anyone see any issues that might be causing the center (toward the bottom) to be not cooking all the way? Is the dough too hydrated? Is the temperature of the oven too low? Am I not cooking it long enough? Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.