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How do I make my bread loaves more airy and fluffy rather than dense?

asked by tzef about 4 years ago
2 answers 2049 views
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 4 years ago

There are many answers to this question -- generally though wetter doughs produce loaves with larger air bubbles. Would you like a recipe or do you just want to better understand why your bread is dense?

added about 4 years ago

My question is more regarding the density. I have experimented with numerous different loaf recipes but I always arrive at the same problem: the bread is simply too dense and moist. I am also baking at +6000 ft but I don't think that poses too big of a problem.