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
Last update: Friday, February 06, 2009