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Bread Rises Beautifully - then sinks in middle during bake cycle

I have made four loaves, taste good, look terrible. Bread always rises and then during the final bake cycle in sinks in the middle. Double checked my recipes (both french and white bread) and my quantities. All my ingredients are brand new and within date range. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    My older Welbilt has given me the same problem of rising then sinking in the middle while baking. I put it away when I first purchased it and just now brought it out for a recipe that was excellant from a bread machine.

    The same thing happened, sunk in the middle and to some point the sides also. What is wrong and where can I find a definate answer? This is most frustrating and costly. My product is a Welbilt ABM2H22.

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Sinking in the middle means that there was too much rising for the amount of structure in the bread.
Usual causes:
-too much yeast (reduce 1/2 tsp.)
-too much sugar (reduce 1/2 tsp.)
-not enough salt (increase 1/4 tsp.)
-too much water (reduce 1 tbsp)
Another possible remedy: use "best for bread" flour, it has more gluten, or add gluten separately, 1 tbsp.

Start with reducing amount of water.

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