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Loaf is too dense

JodyandMike's picture

Loaf is too dense

Hi! My husband has been making bread for several months now but continues to have an issue with the loaves being way too dense. What causes that?

gavinc's picture

What type of bread is it? If it is sourdough, a couple of possibilities: The sourdough starter may not have been active enough. The sourdough starter must be at its peak of ripeness and active. Also, under fermenting and under proofing the dough can also result in heaviness. More detail about his process and formula, particularly time and temperature at each step would help nail the issue in more detail. 



Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

including the crusts is also very helpful!  :)