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Troubleshooting Guide; Loaf Size And Shape - Kenwood BM250 Instructions Manual

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troubleshooting guide

Following are some typical problems that can occur when making bread in your bread maker. Please review the
problems, their possible cause and the corrective action that should be taken to ensure successful bread making.
PROBLEM
1. Bread does not rise
enough
2. Flat loaves,
no rising.
3. Top inflated -
mushroom-like in
appearance.
4. Top and sides cave in.
5. Gnarly, knotted top -
not smooth.
POSSIBLE CAUSE

LOAF SIZE AND SHAPE

• Wholemeal breads will be lower than
white breads due to less gluten
forming protein in whole wheat flour.
• Not enough liquid.
• Sugar omitted or not enough added.
• Wrong type of flour used.
• Wrong type of yeast used.
• Not enough yeast added or too old.
• Rapid bread cycle chosen.
• Yeast and sugar came into contact
with each other before kneading cycle.
• Yeast omitted.
• Yeast too old.
• Liquid too hot.
• Too much salt added.
• If using timer, yeast got wet before
bread making process started.
• Too much yeast.
• Too much sugar.
• Too much flour.
• Not enough salt.
• Warm, humid weather.
• Too much liquid.
• Too much yeast.
• High humidity and warm weather may
have caused the dough to rise too fast.
• Not enough liquid.
• Too much flour.
• Tops of loaves may not all be perfectly
shaped, however, this does not affect
wonderful flavour of bread.
SOLUTION
• Normal situation, no solution.
• Increase liquid by 15ml/3tsp.
• Assemble ingredients as listed in recipe.
• You may have used plain white flour
instead of strong bread flour which has
a higher gluten content.
• Do not use all-purpose flour.
• For best results use only fast action
"easy blend" yeast.
• Measure amount recommended and
check expiry date on package.
• This cycle produces shorter loaves. This
is normal.
• Make sure they remain separate
when added to the bread pan.
• Assemble ingredients as listed in recipe.
• Check expiry date.
• Use liquid at correct temperature for
bread setting being used.
• Use amount recommended.
• Place dry ingredients into corners of pan
and make slight well in centre of dry
ingredients for yeast to protect it from
liquids.
• Reduce yeast by
• Reduce sugar by 1tsp.
• Reduce flour by 6 to 9tsp.
• Use amount of salt recommended in
recipe.
• Reduce liquid by 15ml/3 tsp and yeast
1
by
/
tsp.
4
• Reduce liquid by 15ml/3tsp next time or
add a little extra flour.
• Use amount recommended in recipe or
try a quicker cycle next time.
• Chill the water or add milk straight from
the fridge
• Increase liquid by 15ml/3tsp.
• Measure flour acurately.
• Make sure dough is made under the
best possible conditions.
8
1
/
tsp.
4

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