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I'm having problems baking bread. Why is it heavy and compact?


If your homemade bread is heavy and compact, it may be due to one of the following reasons:
 

  • too much flour added;
  • dough not allowed to rise long enough; or
  • certain flours create heavier products than all white flour (rye, whole wheat).

 

 

 

Barbara Willenberg, Associate State Nutrition Specialist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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