Questions and Answers about loaf bread

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QUESTION: Also when I get it [bread] out of the pan sometimes it is nice on the top but close to the bottom it looks more dense(not as airy) can you tell me why? Did I not wait long enough at the second rise?

Two potential reasons:
~ If the loaf top is toward the higher part of the oven, sometimes it cooks quicker. You may want to try lowering your rack to make the top of the loaf closer to the middle of the oven space.

~Also, if you are not getting a complete 'punch down' between rises this can happen. Don't beat it to death after the first rise, just get all the air bubbles out and reshape by rolling it up like a jelly roll and tuck in edges before putting in pan.


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Donna Miller is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She has been a both guest and host on internet and broadcast radio talk-shows and in television interviews. She is the hostess of “Your Preparation Station” on Preparedness Radio Network. She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats for people to learn hands skills. She and her husband are the founders of Millers Grain House and, Your Preparation Station and are on the board of PREPARE Magazine. Joseph and Donna have been happily married for 27 years and have three adult children, and one daughter in-law.