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Zojirushi Machine Whole Wheat keeps falling in the middle

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Timbo

Zojirushi Machine Whole Wheat keeps falling in the middle

I have tried several recipes and they all seem to fall in the middle during baking. Being fairly new I am not sure what to do. I think I need to adjust the yeast or the salt but I am not sure what one to try first. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We bought this machine to make WW loaves for the kids lunches as time is often an issue for us. I haven't made WW in the oven yet but everything else I have tried has turned out well. I really would like to get the bread machine figured out so when I need a loaf fast I can get it done without a lot of hastle.

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Antilope

over proofing (over rising). This can cause the top of the loaf to cave in during baking. Try reducing the yeast by 1 teaspoon and see if it improves. 

Also, the Zo cookbook that comes with the bread machine includes ingredient weights in grams. I've found weighing the ingredients (or at least weigh the flour) gets more uniform results than volume measurements. I have a Zo Virtuoso.

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Timbo

I have the same machine and I have had problems with their recipe as well as one I found on the internet. I'm off today so I am going to try another as soon as I mill some flour.