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How to keep the top moist during rise

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ngraysmith

How to keep the top moist during rise

I'm new to bread machine baking and wondering how others keep the top of the bread moist while it is rising.  If I am home, I can put a moist towel on top and remove during the kneading phase.  If not, I end up with an icky top on the bread.  Thanks!


 


Nicole

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fancypantalons

Spray oil and plastic wrap are your friends.  I use that combination on everything, from dough rising in a bowl overnight in the fridge to baguettes getting their final proof on the counter.  Works great!

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fancypantalons

Doh, nevermind... bread machine...

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ngraysmith

I know!  I'm worried that the plastic wrap/towel will get sucked up!  I was thinking maybe if I am hope I could spray the bread with water?