Question about Oster 5836 ExpressBake Bread Maker

2 Answers

Loaf falls in the middle and outside is hard

I have made several loaves of bread in my Oster Expressbake and they all come out hard as a rock. The dough will rise beautifully until it starts baking. Then the middle falls and the outside is almost impossible to cut.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have an Oster 5836 ExpressBake, and every loaf I make falls in the middle after rising properly. I've used many types of yeast and flours, and I'm making the most basic recipe possible. 

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My first Oster loaves rose and then fell during baking. When I cut the loaves in half, the texture was uneven with large bubbles in the center of the loaf and small bubbles around the outside. So I concluded that my Oster machine needed a bit of help with the kneading process.

So now, when the machine is kneading, I remove the dough ball, knead it by hand for a few minutes and then return it to the machine. I do this several times during the kneading cycle and the result is a beautiful, properly risen loaf.

There likely is a way to tweek the recipe (less yeast, more flour, less water, etc.) and I'll try that too, but for now the extra hand kneading has solved the problem.

PS Make sure you use "bread flour" as it is a higher gluten flour. I use Gold Metal Better for Bread Flour (in the orange bag), and it's perfect.

Posted on Sep 06, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Falling in middle is usually due to innacurate measuring of liquids. Try again using the instruction manual's recipe and very carefully measuring. Be sure to adjust the liquid if you use honey or other liquid not called for in the recipe.
orleydog

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

Not finding what you are looking for?
Oster 5836 ExpressBake Bread Maker Logo

908 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oster Kitchen Appliances - Others Experts

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

449 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

mike cooper

Level 3 Expert

864 Answers

Are you an Oster Kitchen Appliances - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...