New to site with a question.
My name is Denise and I'm new to this site. I love making bread and having friends enjoy it. I use my bread machine to make the dough, then at the last step I pull the dough out, knead it and shape it, then let it rise for about an hour. I usually put and egg wash on it and spray my oven with water to create a crusty crust. I let the bread cool before slicing it, which is hard to do. The waiting that is. The bread tastes great, looks great and is nice and crunchy. I put the left overs in a plastic bag and seal it up. The next day the crust is soft and the bread is tough. What am I doing wrong?
Oh, I usually make Italian Bread.
Thanks for the help.
Denise in Walton, KY.