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#11 Fri 12 Apr 13 11:29pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Bread ripping

Welcome to the forums, Simon.

Someone much wiser than me once said (not in relation to bread, but it still applies), " Common things happen commonly".

I read your post and my first thought was the loaf tin size. Having read the above replies, I agree. Tin size, oven temp (like cakes that crack, so does bread) and proving times. Do you knock back?

Hope this is of some help smile.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#12 Sat 13 Apr 13 12:30am

ACDC

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Occupation Bewitched, bothered and bewildered Mother
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Re: Bread ripping

Looks like good bread all the same.
wink

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#13 Sat 13 Apr 13 10:00am

simonwalters219

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Member since Fri 12 Apr 13

Re: Bread ripping

I think maybe I'm trying to run before I can walk.

The loaf itself tastes quite nice, room for improvement, but certainly more than edible.

Every loaf I have baked has had lint seeds in it, which I have added in with the flour mix. I have noticed when kneading that there have been slight tears around the lint seeds. I am going to have another crack this afternoon, lint seed free.  I'm also going to concentrate on my kneading technique as well, possibly room for improvement there also.

At this rate I am going to have to open a free bakery to try and get rid of all this excess bread, before I begin to look like the male equivalent of having a bun in the oven !  smile

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#14 Sat 13 Apr 13 8:08pm

simonwalters219

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Member since Fri 12 Apr 13

Re: Bread ripping

I've done it !!!!

My first loaf with no ripping !

Thanks to a recommendation on thefreshloaf.com I left out the linseeds. Apparently they absorb more water. I added a bit more water also and straight away once I started kneading I could feel the difference. So it would seem my problems were down to not enough water. How simple. Hopefully not just a fluke !!

New loaf

docs.google.com/file/d/0B9yXwYThrD-6VmtmZEkta2FycHc/edit?usp=sharing

Very happy  smile

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#15 Sat 13 Apr 13 10:31pm

mummza

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#16 Sun 14 Apr 13 12:42am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Bread ripping

Congratulations! Enjoy that bread! smile

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#17 Sun 14 Apr 13 9:49am

mummza

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Re: Bread ripping

Simon ,  looking at the loaf you have made , I think you might need a slightly larger loaf ti which will help stop that 'muffin top' look .
Bet it tasted great.

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#18 Sun 14 Apr 13 11:48am

simonwalters219

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Re: Bread ripping

I agree think I do need a bigger loaf tin. Thought that as it was proofing in it.

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#19 Sun 14 Apr 13 12:16pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Bread ripping

Congratulations, Simon.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#20 Sun 14 Apr 13 1:20pm

Thistledo

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Re: Bread ripping

I've got to say that when I first looked at the Title of this thread, I read 'Bread and dripping'!  I actually started to dribble and longed for a slice.

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