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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HalfPint
HalfPint January 5, 2018

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

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Manisha Agrawal
Manisha Agrawal January 5, 2018

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

HalfPint
HalfPint January 5, 2018

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

The site is pretty reliable.

Ted
Ted January 5, 2018

Please provide a link to the recipe.

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

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Manisha Agrawal
Manisha Agrawal January 5, 2018

All purpose flour + vital wheat gluten

https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-plain-white-bread-218607

Ted
Ted January 5, 2018

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

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