Wednesday, April 02, 2014

How to get rid of air holes in your homemade bread

We all love this homemade bread... don't we? (if you came to this post from search engine, click here for the original recipe post). It is so easy to make and and even easier to eat ;-) Some of you asked me personally if I had a way to get rid of the giant air holes, that seem to appear inside every loaf. Look at the picture below and you will see what I am talking about. If you like your loaf fluffier and you don't mind these holes, stick with the original. But if you would like to have a fuller bread, keep reading!

When you use the bread flour, it helps the bread fluff up. So what if you add some all purpose flour? Bingo! I tried this 3 times and it worked each time! The bread came out without the air holes and it still wasn't too tough. Go ahead, try it and let me know if that fixed the problem! I would love to hear either way so we can all learn from each other mistakes... Here is the revised recipes...

Beginning stays the same:

2 tablespoons of dry yeast
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup of very warm water

Here is the change:

4 cups of bread flour
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup of light beer (corona or bud light for example)
1 cup of sparkling water (such as Perrier or Pelegrino)
2 tablespoons of vinegar
3 teaspoons of salt

You can follow the instructions by clicking here

And here is the final "fixed" product... no holes! Enjoy... 

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