HELP! Newbie Baker ... with ONLY her hands
Help! I am having very little success with my current baking attempts. All products have been edible, but none have turned out how I planned.
My dough usually rises really, but then when I go to bake them, they either fall or don't rise to their full potential.
My whole wheat sandwich bread came out with a hard crust...I had just baked a loaf with a crunchy exterior about 5 minutes prior, could any leftover steam have caused this hardening?
I cannot for the life of me score an unbaked loaf!
I am working with just my hands as I have no machine. Because my dough has been pretty sticky and hard to work with, I don't knead it a lot.
I've been using single packet yeast, because I don't want to invest in a whole jar or bag when I'm moving in a month.
I am so disheartened when I see these beautifully risen loaves, and I just can't seem to succeed.
Any thoughts or suggestions?