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Has Good Loaf Gone Bad.???

tourerjim's picture

Has Good Loaf Gone Bad.???

We've been baking bread in our Kenwood BM450 for awhile now & each loaf has been perfect but last nights one not so sure so here goes:

For 1 kg loaf

Water 380mml

Wholemeal bread flower 600g

Skimmed milk 4 tsp

Salt 2 tsp

Suger 1 tbsp

butter 25g

easy blend yeast 1 tsp

Then set b/maker to (3) = 4.35 & once completed" loaf was not quite as high as previous loafs so where did i go wrong.?

Loaf once cooled had a tacky feel when cut with knife but tast was as good as previous loafs but with a very slightly tacky edable tast, next day checks was as per night before but pleased there was no shrinkage of the loaf & tast was as good as previous night so do I carry on as per my ingrediants or what would you suggest...???

Ford's picture

Sounds to me as though the loves were not baked long enough.  The internal tmperature should be about 200-205°F (93-96°C).

tourerjim's picture

Na" we've since worked it out I accidently used our normal yeast by mistake instead of our bread maker yeast so alls sorted thanks.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

If you ever run out of bread machine yeast, the job requires more "normal yeast" to get the job done.  Maybe  1 1/2 teaspoons?

tourerjim's picture


Thank's for the advice,