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Sandwich bread collapsed

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meb21

Sandwich bread collapsed

Hi All - what would cause a sandwich bread to collapse or cave in on all four sides after cooling? It looked absolutely beatiful after baking and the internal temp was 200 F. The recipe was from a professional site and I'm baffled. Baked in a USA bread pan with cover on (as instructed)...cooled in pan for about 15 to 25 min or so?

Can post pics if that helps..

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meb21

Yes, sadly! And I have that same thing around the edge that looks under baked but I swear the thermometer registered 200 degrees...I'll read the thread. Thanks soooo much!!

 

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HeiHei29er

There was another thread that talked about undercooking and the sides collapsing because they couldn't support the loaf as it cooled.  I couldn't find it, but I think the consensus was to take the loaf out of the pan and place it directly on the oven rack for the last 5 minutes of the bake.

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meb21

The link to the Hammelman post is gold - thanks again! I'll be sure to bake longer next time..I'm pretty sure that's what happened. Very helpful! :) 

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HeiHei29er

No worries and good luck!