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Practical Tips And Advice - Electrolux EKE 5161 Instruction Book

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Practical tips and advice

Practical tips and advice
Problem
Bread and cakes are not rising
properly.
Bread and cakes are too dry.
Baking/food is too dark (browned) or
unevenly cooked.
Baking/food is too pale.
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Cause
Too low an oven temperature means that
the baking is rising but then sinking flat
again.
Bread dough has not risen properly. Leav-
ing the dough to prove too long can cause
the bread to turn out flat. Dough should
prove in a warm, draught-free place. The
dough should spring back when touched
with the fingertips.
Not enough yeast or baking powder.
Yeast destroyed by hot fat or liquid.
Not enough liquid, too much flour, or the
wrong type of flour can cause bread to be
dry.
Too low an oven temperature means that
the baking has to remain too long in the
oven to cook, which leads to drying.
Too high an oven temperature makes bak-
ing/other foods too dark on the surface
before fully cooked.
Using too high a shelf position on "top/
bottom heat" means the heat from above
is too strong. A shelf position which is
too low causes the opposite problem.
Putting the oven shelf in the wrong place
using "fan-assisted oven" prevents the air
circulating properly.
When using "fan-assisted oven", the tem-
perature should generally be approx. 15–
20% lower than with "top/bottom heat".
Browning may be somewhat uneven when
using "fan-assisted oven".
"Swift Start" has been switched on.
Aluminium foil, baking trays or oven
dishes on the bottom of the oven hamper
the distribution of heat from below.
Light-coloured baking tins produce paler
cakes than dark tins.
Action needed
Check the temperature used against that
recommended in the recipe.
Check the proving time recommended in
the recipe.
Check that you used the quantity stated
in the recipe.
The correct temperature for the liquid is
37°C for fresh yeast. See instructions on
the packet for dry yeast.
Check in the recipe that you have used
the correct type of flour and the correct
proportions of flour to liquid.
Check that you have used the correct
temperature setting.
Check that you have used the correct
temperature setting.
Check in the recipe that you have chosen
the right oven position.
Check that you have placed the oven shelf
in the correct position.
Check that you have used the correct
temperature setting.
Check that you have turned the function
control to the setting required.
Do not have anything on the bottom of
the oven.
If necessary, change to darker baking tins.

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