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Old 09-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: My bread never rises very big

What about your recipe? Do you have enough sugars in there to feed the yeast? Does it just need to rise longer? Cooler ambient temps, among other factors, affect rising time. Other possibilities include too much salt or other yeast-checking agent or temperature problems (as previously mentioned).

ALSO I have found that using narrow pans makes a huge, enormous difference in how well the bread rises. Using a 9X5 loaf pan won't give you as light and high of a loaf as an 8X4 pan. Big, BIG difference IME. I actually bought extra deep tapered loaf pans a long time ago because I was baking all our bread and it made such a difference. 9X5 pans are more appropriate for quick breads than yeast breads.
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