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Wholemeal bread

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Yorky Wed 09-Sep-09 07:41:26

I have made this twice in my breadmaker, and while it tastes great each time the top has been concave, not nicely risen and shaped like my white loaves.
Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

Its particularly gutting as I kept looking in on the second one and it looked like it was going well until late in the process

PrincessToadstool Wed 09-Sep-09 07:46:55

I used to mix white and brown flour to get a better rise - I did 1/3 white to 2/3 brown but you could experiment, might vary from breadmaker/flour type etc

It is a bit of a compromise though as the taste is a bit different but still yummy especially freshly cut and slathered in butter...

Yorky Wed 09-Sep-09 08:38:22

Thanks Princess, that was quick.
I'm actually only using wholemeal as DH picked up the wrong bag! i suppose I should be grateful that it is bread flour!
I will keep experimenting - at least we don't seem to have a problem with it going off!

And I completely agree that slathering in butter can cover a multitude of sins dubious experiments!

PrincessToadstool Wed 09-Sep-09 19:48:56

Oops, forgot about this - hope you have some success with mixing

Pregnancy put me off the smell of fresh bread shock and the TASTE shock [small sob] so I freecycled my breadmaker. I am torn between regret (DS is nearly 2 and I reckon I'd use one daily) and also relief as I'd be the size of a house

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