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Bread falls in last 30 min of baking

I have made 5 loaves of bread so far in this machine...all 5 loaves haven fallen in the last half hour or so of baking. This has been 2-3 different recipes...and they keep falling...Help!

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  • roadantiq2 Jan 19, 2009

    Thanks for the advice, but I did buy different yeast and it tested very active.

  • ginafitsemon Jan 19, 2009

    I have made 3 loafs and all 3 fell in the last hour of baking.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    bread falls

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I've tried new yeast, different flour, adjusting water. Nothing seems to stop the bread from falling during the last 30 min.

  • tdagg Mar 14, 2009

    Yes!!!!!The bread rises great,nice and high, and then it starts to bake and falls, indented in the middle even.I have tried everything also, it is very frustrating,trying all different techniques to make a decent loaf, I have an options of small or large loaf, I am using small loaf now,as the 2 lb. loaf is worse.

  • toyes Mar 31, 2009

    I baked my first loaf and it looked lovely - until it finished baking and I opened the lid. The left-hand side of the load had sunk about 1/2". I cut the bread open and it looks and tastes just right.
    My yeast and flour are brand new and fresh. I have used bread machines before, so am not a novice.
    I am now trying to adjust flour and water and maybe even yeast and will report back if I make progress.

  • ginafitsemon May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem. everything is perfect until the last hour. I have watched the loaf through the windo. around 59-55 min left, the loaf starts to fall. The yeast is fine, did the test. What else can it be? Could it be the heating element is bad?



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Use a little less water. try that and see if it helps. Just start with a TBSP shy of current recipe.

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Why does bread fall in middle when it is almost baked in bread machine?

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Have you tested the yeast?
If not here is a way

Place 2-1/4 teaspoons (1/4-oz package) yeast PLUS 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water, in a 1 cup measuring cup.
1. The water temperature should be comfortable when placing a few drops on your wrist or test it so its about 110 - 115 degrees F but read the package, as recommended temperatures may vary.
2. Let the yeast mixture sit for 2 to 3 minutes for it to become thoroughly dissolved and for it to begin to grow and show signs of life. Tiny bubbles should begin to appear on the surface or around the edge of the container and it should start to smell yeasty. Some varieties will cause the whole mixture to expand rather dramatically.
If none of this happens, and you're sure that the water you used was not too hot, it may be that you have some "tired" yeast. However, I have made many breads where there were very few bubbles formed on the surface of the yeast, simply because I did not add much sugar -- but, you should at least see some activity and smell a yeast aroma. Present day yeasts are encapsulated with a food source to keep them alive until you add the flour, sugar and other food ources.
If you suspect your yeast might be too old, your best bet is to get a new batch and start again. Test other yeast in the same batch.
3. If active, use immediately in a recipe, adjusting for water, sugar and yeast used. Make sure all liquids are at 110-115 degrees F and add it to the proofed yeast. Remember to stir. Don't add the salt yet because it is too strong and will kill the yeast if added in at this stage. Rather, stir it into with the first cup of flour.

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