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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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asked by Manisha Agrawal about 2 months ago

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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 months ago

Looks like the dough did not get a long enough proof. What recipe did you use?

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added about 2 months ago

Ok.. how to check dough is proofed or not?

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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 2 months ago

Here are some tips on how to assess proofing:
http://www.thefreshloaf...

The site is pretty reliable.

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Ted
added about 2 months ago

Please provide a link to the recipe.

Also, what is the protein content of the flour you used?

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added about 2 months ago

All purpose flour + vital wheat gluten

https://food.ndtv.com/recipe...

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Ted
added about 2 months ago

Try the recipe again without the additional vital wheat gluten, and see if that gives you the crumb you want.

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