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Bread is ****.

Am I supposed shape the dough in the breadmaker before it rises?

I am really confused with this thing.

The first loaf I made could have bricked my house (out of the manual).
The second loaf I made was higher but sank in the middle. Found it to be heavy in the stomach like cement (recipe on line).
The third loaf I made was higher on one side than the other and the top was not nice and smooth neither were the last 2 recipes. What am I doing wrong?
Signed
Desperate for fresh bread in Stratford.

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  • gerame Jan 12, 2009

    I don't use bread mixes. Just the ingred. called for in the recipe.

    Flour/ White/Whole Wheat

    egg

    sugar

    Dry active yeast

    ect

  • eparr Feb 04, 2009

    I follow the recipe exactly, the bread rises beautifully and when it starts to bake it sinks in the middle. I have tried the trouble shooting suggestions but nothing seems to help.

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Try to buy bread mixes that are in proportion to your machine. I had a machine that mads 2-1/2 pound loaves. I could only find mixes for 3/4 pound loaves. I had to buy multiple mixes, put them together and divide them by weight. I gave the machine away.

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