Question about Sunbeam 5891 Bread Maker
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!
Use a little less water. try that and see if it helps. Just start with a TBSP shy of current recipe.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
Why does bread fall in middle when it is almost baked in bread machine?
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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