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Top of loaf sinks in

I have baked 7 loaves of whole wheat bread. The first loaf was 100% whole wheat and did not cave in. Loaves 2 - 7 were 1/3 whole wheat, 2/3 unbleached white flour. All of these caved in. I used the "whole wheat" setting. Last loaf #7 I tried 1 tsp. less flour and a tiny bit more salt and yeast. I am using "quick rise" yeast (it is fresh). This did not help at all.

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  • beryloliver Dec 18, 2008

    to tracilee13 - A friend with an Oster Expressbake had the same problem using white flour for the bread. He switched to using the Potato Bread recipe in the Oster manual, and used warmer water, and never had the problem again. I will try warmer water, and melted butter, and if this doesn't work, try the Potato bread recipe. But I since I want to have whole wheat flour in my bread, I may try using the white flour setting since that will be the MAIN flour.

    beryloliver

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I have tried several recipes in manual nothing gets brown on top of loaves and they are all heavy in density this is the seacond bread machine to own and my frist on was very nice until heatin element went out and was anotherr brand but bread was perfect evey time

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the bread stand straight up on it side and will not bake into a loaf

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I am having the same problem, I have made 3 loaves of white, they all did not turn out, and I played with the recipe a bit to solve it, but I keep getting the same result!

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Hi greatdane,

Plz find below the recipe for White Bread:

Ingredients:
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  • 1 tablespoon salt
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1 1/3 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 3/4 cups white flour
1 teaspoon yeast

1. Measure ingredients in the order listed into Baking Pan.
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5. The Complete Signal will sound when bread is done.
6. Using pot holders, remove Baking Pan from the unit and carefully turn bread out of Baking Pan. (Mixing paddle may remain in bread. Remove paddle when load if cool.)
7. Allow to cool before slicing.

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1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons powered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 3/4 teaspoons yeast

1. Measure ingredients in the order listed into Baking Pan.
2. Insert Baking Pan security into unit; close lid.
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4. Push Start button. There will be a 25-minute preheat delay before mixing begins.
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7. Allow to cool before slicing.

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If your bread machine is still under warranty, customer service representatives from the manufacturing company should be able to offer you online or telephone assistance. If you're not able to resolve the issue over the phone, you may be able to send your machine back to the manufacturer for free or low-cost repairs.


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There's nothing wrong with the taste of the sunken loaves. We usually just shrug and eat them anyway.

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