Making bread during high humidity and heat

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by Ardie/WI, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Ardie/WI

    Ardie/WI Well-Known Member Supporter

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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?
     
  2. marinemomtatt

    marinemomtatt Well-Known Member

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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~...
     

  3. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  4. beaglebiz

    beaglebiz Wasza polska matka

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

    marinemomtatt Well-Known Member

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

    thebaker Well-Known Member

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

    Good Luck..
     
  7. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I'm thinking the same.Bakery its nothing to be 135+ degrees and plenty of humidity.

    big rockpile