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Old 07/30/10, 08:29 AM
 
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Making bread during high humidity and heat

I've been having issues with my bread lately and I think it has to do with the hot humid weather. I never had this problem before. It's all types of bread-white,rye,wheat.

I use the dough only feature on my bread machine.

The bread doesn't rise as high and it's yeasty tasting.

I tried kneading it a bit more and it seems the upper part of the loaf gets larger holes.

What adjustments do I need to make?

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Old 07/30/10, 11:36 AM
 
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I've found that using a combo of yeast and sourdough starter helps my bread rise in hot humid weather. I also turn my oven light on when I start the dough cycle and by the time the dough is ready to rise in the pan the oven is just warm enough to get a good rise. Then I pull the pan out, bring the oven to temp with a cake pan on bottom rack put bread in oven and pour cold water into cake pan, close oven and set timer.
I ALWAYS get a good oven rise doing it this way, sometimes the bread comes out way to big for sandwich bags and way to big for the toaster...~lol~...

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Old 07/30/10, 12:27 PM
 
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Sounds like it is rising for too long - needs a shorter rising time or lower rising temperature. As for not rising enough - it has probably risen and collapsed.

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I like to make na'an and lebanese flatbread in the summer months...no rise, no high extened baking

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Beaglebiz...I'm with you, I'm hooked on Roti's and Parathas myself

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Old 08/13/10, 03:10 PM
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I've been having issues with my bread lately and I think it has to do with the hot humid weather. I never had this problem before. It's all types of bread-white,rye,wheat.

I use the dough only feature on my bread machine.

The bread doesn't rise as high and it's yeasty tasting.

I tried kneading it a bit more and it seems the upper part of the loaf gets larger holes.

What adjustments do I need to make?

This site might give you some help on your bread..
All About Bread Making
http://www.bulkfoods.com/bread.htm

Good Luck..
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Old 08/13/10, 06:53 PM
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Sounds like it is rising for too long - needs a shorter rising time or lower rising temperature. As for not rising enough - it has probably risen and collapsed.
I'm thinking the same.Bakery its nothing to be 135+ degrees and plenty of humidity.

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