Bread-making machines should make things convenient for you, but they may also annoy you if there are problems that you encounter. As an example, the dough may rise a little too slowly, but the timer starts the baking process based on the schedule and you end up with a smaller, denser loaf of bread. Bread-making machines are designed to minimize human intervention, but there are problems that prevent you from getting proper bread. There could be components that don’t act well, making it less likely for you to have the perfect bread. In general, it could take some tweaking to ensure that your machine can work the best way possible. Sometimes, the bread may seem to turn out fine, but in other occasions, the bread doesn’t seem to come out right. The problem could happen when the machine begins the baking process too soon or in some cases, too late. The baking process should start at the best possible time, if the dough rises too much, the top of the bread could cave in, ruining the overall appearance.
With little adjustments, you should be able to minimize the possibility of failure. As an example, you should ensure that the overall condition remains consistent. As an example, if you use less or more water, the end result can be different. Using cool or warm water could also cause different results. As the basis for your recipe, you should read the instruction manual, it should contain enough recipes, such as the temperature of the water. If you want to get the right results, it is a good idea to examine the dough ball during the process. The dough ball should be examined, especially during the 2nd mix cycle. You need to make sure that it’s not too dry or too wet. In general, wet dough rise more quickly than the dry one. If the dough is too wet, it could appear too sticky and it’s not able hold the shape. You can fix this problem by adding a tablespoon of flour. Add more if it’s still too dry.
If the dough is too dry; it could appear flaky or too firm. You can fix this problem by adding a teaspoon of water and check the result. If you use a recipe not provided by the instruction manual, it may be necessary to make adjustments, because the condition inside the machine could be different. If your bread seems to cave or too dense; then you should review your recipe and process, to ensure that you can possible problems. If the bread rises too much, there’s no way to fix this. Although you can’t get the perfect shape, the taste should be quite good. However, if the dough doesn’t rise properly; you need to rescue it. You should remove the pan and let the dough rise outside the pan. Then, you can put the pan back and resume with the baking process. If this happens, you should check the reason. As an example, you may use too little yeast or the water is too cold, stunting the overall rising process.