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Crust is too hard!

Love my bread machine but the crust is so hard! It's very soft inside but its like cutting into a rock.(-: What am I doing wrong?

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First be sure your dough consistency is correct.
It should be very soft almost sticky. To make it a bit softer you can
add an extra tablespoon of fat.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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