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my bread is tough

chetc's picture

my bread is tough

I make bread every now and then, I made a biga 2 days ago and made bread last night, it was italian bread, it looks good but it was tough, too chewy, especially the rolls. I don't always have this problem, I use a Bosch universal plus to knead. about an hour after it came out of the oven it was fine, but overnight it became tough. I used all purpose unbleached frour. any ideas.




Juergen's picture

Perhaps you've used a flour with too much protein ?? Protein content should be about 12% for best results, check the package.