Hello everyone!! Today I made this basic white bread for the first time. Crumb is soft but chewy not airy. Why?

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Ted January 5, 2018
Please provide a link to the recipe.

Also, what is the protein content of the flour you used?
 
Manisha A. January 5, 2018
All purpose flour + vital wheat gluten

https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-plain-white-bread-218607
 
Ted January 5, 2018
Try the recipe again without the additional vital wheat gluten, and see if that gives you the crumb you want.
 
HalfPint January 5, 2018
Looks like the dough did not get a long enough proof. What recipe did you use?
 
Manisha A. January 5, 2018
Ok.. how to check dough is proofed or not?
 
HalfPint January 5, 2018
Here are some tips on how to assess proofing:
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/26938/how-tell-when-final-proof-done-ready-oven

The site is pretty reliable.
 
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