Why does my bread look like a turtle?
July 8, 2014 10:11 PM Subscribe
Bread recipes I never had a problem with are producing disappointing results in my new place. Loaves are coming out dome shaped
, brown on the bottom and not brown on top. What do I need to do differently?
posted by CtrlAltD to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've baked bread of all types in many places with relative success until now. These terrible photos should give you the idea: I'm getting turtle breads (flat bottom, rounded top). I suspect it's the oven, the pans (lined with parchment paper), or the water (high mineral content). My best guess is that the oven is not getting as hot as it says. Does that seem right? If so, how much should I adjust it? If not, where would you start making adjustments?
Another thing: no matter the recipe, the crumb comes out dense and chewy. Until the gluten I ordered comes in, any ideas how to compensate?