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Question of the week

This weeks question comes from Nancy in Canada 

Nancy asks:

Hi Paul, I have tried twice to make sourdough and the basic bread recipe from your book. Everything works fine until the final rise where they become a wet sloppy mess that spreads! What am I doing wrong? Thanks Nancy

Paul says:

Hi Nancy, Sorry that you have been struggling with bread making. I would suggest that you reduce the amount of water you add by 10%.  I have found that different brands of flour absorb different amounts of water so by reducing it at the final prove it should be more stable. Best of luck & happy baking Paul!


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