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    Just put a loaf on tonight and it has risen to be HUGE! I used the normal recipe and did it as I normally did.

    Do I leave it or not, it has just started cooking it

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    The longer you leave your bread to rise, the lighter the bread. Bake it with a bit of water in the bottom in the oven and you get a soft crust also

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    It sounds like you might have mis measured something. Keep an eye on it. The heat should kill the yeast and stop the rise,

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    It has gone so big that it is pushing the lid open. Will post a photo when it is out

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    I'm buying my breadmaker tomorrow
    Mostly thanks to recommendations on here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    It has gone so big that it is pushing the lid open. Will post a photo when it is out
    It might not bake properly. Test it... you may have to knock it out and finish it in the oven

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    first time i used mine i mixed up teaspoon and tablespoon far too much yeast lol

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    Send your OH on a bread making course, fresh bread ftw

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    "Fresher" yeast will cause bread to rise more than the stuff at the bottom of the tin. So much so, that the bread can collapse (when it runs out of sugar?) You might just have to tweak sugar/yeast ratios.

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    Graham: 1, Hovis, Kingsmeal: 0

    Used my new breadmaker last night and despite putting only half the required water in to start with, turned out brilliant and so very very tasty.

    I reckon costs about 30p per loaf in materials, probably about 20p max in 'lecy. But you know what tastes bloody brilliant!

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    Just been to the local mill and have purchased a big 6kg bag of Wholemeal flour. Yes, there is a mill about 2 miles up the road from me. I have put enough ingredients for a loaf with the new flour in now and we shall see it in about 3hr 40

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    Made my 4th loaf last night gets better every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I suffer somewhat of a gut reaction to bread. I'd just put it down to "one of those things" and I like bread too much to give it up.
    Coeliac disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is getting more and more common

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    im not sure its more common just diagnosed more

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    First loaf out with local flour and it is brilliant!

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