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after a little cool down, bread becomes a little wrinkly?

koloatree's picture
koloatree

after a little cool down, bread becomes a little wrinkly?

hi,
any idea on what that may indicate? is that a sign of undercooking?

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PaddyL

That's one of the reasons a crust will go wrinkly.

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chiaoapple

Hi, it might be a shaping issue -- the surface wasn't pulled tight enough (happens to me way more often than I'd like).

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tananaBrian

Not enough information to answer the question ...Bread always shrink, or attempts to, when it cools.  Thicker or tougher crusts sometimes don't wrinkle or change during cooling, but thinner crusts do.  It's normal.  But how much is too much?  Got any pictures you can post?  Too much wrinkling can occur if you have large bubbles in the bread or if the bread is actually collapsing ...although collapsing generally occurs while it's baking, not while it's cooling.  I suspect your bread is normal, but a picture would be nice ...including a picture of a cut slice.


 


Brian