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Cracked Wheat Loaf

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Cracked Wheat Loaf

Yesterday I made Rose Beranbaum's Cracked Wheat Bread, everything went well until I slashed the risen loaf, which promptly subsided to half the size. I baked it and now I have another paving brick. What can I do to prevent this happening again.


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Drifty Baker

Next time you make this bread slash the loaf before the final proof.  You degassed the loaf when it fell the last time.