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Questions We Get Asked

Magazine article Sunset

Questions We Get Asked

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My loaf has an irregular shape. What can I do?

If the loaf is a little wrinkled or bumpy on top, count it a success, as these imperfections are not unusual; results vary with recipes as well as machines. Defects such as a deeply caved top and gummy, dense texture are serious. The recipe may not work (all Sunset recipes are tested, but others may not be), or you may not have followed the recipe accurately. Consult the manual's troubleshooting section or call the tollfree customer service number.

How can I make my favorite bread recipes in my machine?

Start with a recipe that fits the capacity of your machine. If you have a recipe with a similar volume of ingredients to those of a bread machine recipe that you know works, success is likely. In general, a recipe with a total of 2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour or flours makes about a 1-pound loaf; 3 to 3 1/2 cups of flour, about 1 1/2 pounds; and 3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour, about 2 pounds.

You can process any yeast bread, if scaled for the machine, through the first rising, then shape the loaf in or on a pan, let it rise, and bake in oven. …

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