Why is my bread from the breadmachine falling and crumbly? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 10-21-2010, 10:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
allmine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I go in and out of making all our bread. I used to make most of it by hand. I tire of that. So, lately I have been making it in the bread machine. here is my recipe and I would LOVE to know WHY this bread is rising SO nicely adn then falling within just a minute or two of the cook cycle starting. PLUS, it takes wonderful hot, but let it cool down adn it gets crumbly, which is super messy and annoying.

HELP!!


1 cup water
2 Tb of oil
1 egg
3 and 1/4 cup flour ( half bread flour, half ww)
1/4 cup brown sugar OR 2 Tb honey
1 tsp salt
3 tsp yeast

I know this is actually a roll recepi, but I used to use this exclusively to make my bread by hand. i used it for loaves, buns, rolls, pizza dough, etc etc.....why is it falling and crumbly??
allmine is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 10-22-2010, 11:37 AM
 
SophieAnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's a recipe that works for making bread by hand, it will not work in the bread machine.

Look for a recipe that is specifically a bread machine recipe. Your machine would've come with a book, or you can search for recipes online.

dog2.gifcrochetsmilie.gif Lovin' my sweetheart, pregnant with #1 (EDD Feb.2013) stork-suprise.gif

SophieAnn is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 10-23-2010, 02:13 AM
 
elanorh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try adding vital wheat gluten. I suspect 1 Tbsp. to start? Your ratios otherwise look about right....

My favorite bread machine cookbook is The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook (Hensberger). My copy is literally falling apart. I've had to tweak a few recipes (humidity level etc. will impact things) but most of the recipes have worked really well for me.

Not all who wander are lost.
elanorh is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 10-23-2010, 11:38 AM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The simple answer is that its probably not getting kneaded enough. Is your machine programmable?

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 10-23-2010, 11:47 PM
 
425lisamarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In the rain
Posts: 5,289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you are cutting it when too hot, it will change the loaf once it's cool. Years ago when I baked bread with a bread maker, I used it for kneeding/rising then baked in a loaf pan in the oven so it could rise fully.

If your wheat is ground fine enough, it will get crumbly. Vital gluten or some dough conditioner as sometone suggested would help, too
425lisamarie is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 10-24-2010, 06:03 PM
 
baby-makes-3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My old bread machine bread never came out right. But when I sprang for a zorijushi, and use the recipes included, it comes out perfect and soft every time. I know there are other recipes that could be used, but these are tried and true from the manufacturer, and so far they suit all our needs. (Even when I just use it for the dough cycle for pizza, the pizza ends up better...)
baby-makes-3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off