I'm having problems baking bread. Why is there a crack in the top?
If you have a crack in the top of your homemade bread, it may be due to one of the following reasons:
- bread cooled too rapidly, probably in a draft;
- dough too stiff; or
- dough not well mixed.
Barbara Willenberg, Associate State Nutrition Specialist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Friday, February 06, 2009