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Loafs splitting on side when baking

fncll's picture
fncll

Loafs splitting on side when baking

I've been trying some simple sandwich bread recipes (all white flour) and am having a problem that many of the loaves are splitting on th side, just above the rim of the baking pan, while baking. Otherwise the texture and crumb are good... but I'm wondering what could cause this?

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PaddyL

Or use larger pans.  I rather like the look of loaves split along the sides.