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sunbeam 5891 now spitting out ugly bread holes on bottom

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walter17's picture
walter17

sunbeam 5891 now spitting out ugly bread holes on bottom

Hi,

Does anyone know why there are ugly bread hole on the bottom of my bread now?  It wasn't like that before.  It's as if the bread is expanding and cooking at the same time. 

Do I need a new one or can this be fixed?

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Antilope

I remove the mixing paddle and return the dough to the bread machine for the final rise and baking. This makes a much smaller hole on the bottom. Just the size of the bare post. A little bread will stick to the post as it bakes, but you can't prevent that.

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walter17

hi,

thanks for replying but I don't mean the hole from the paddle.  I do exactly as you say but the whole bottom is turning out ugly.  I usually just remove the paddle, but I agree you have to remove the whole bread and tuck it under and return it to the pan.  go figure I used it last night and it stop spinning, I have to find a part and repair it.  then it should be good to again!  I love making bread without all those chemicals bread companies shove into theirs.

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Antilope

I've found I get more consistent loaves from my bread machine if I remove the dough after the last knockdown cycle, form dough into a loaf, remove the paddles and return the shaped loaf to the bread machine for final rise and baking.
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Most often, I use separate dough and baking cycles. I monitor the proofing (rise) so the dough won't under-rise or over-rise as I run the manual bake cycle at the right time.
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If the dough is on the dry side, the bottom may not bake with a smooth surface, and may have wrinkles and voids, I've noticed.
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For more consistent loaves, I weigh my ingredients instead of measuring by volume.

You want a dough that will hold its shape, but should be slightly sticky and not stringy or crumbly.