wholemeal bread wont rise (can i get some advice please)
Posted: 29 September 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi there guys,

Big hi from sunny devon/uk

new to baking bread and needed some advice if imay please?

my white loaf is turned out really nice but when i try to make a wholemeal loaf it comes out like a brick and i dont know why.

some one did say i may need to add some Gluten flour or been told another name is vital wheat gluten but i cant seem to find any in my local shop can anyone give me some advice please??

do you think this could be why my whole meal loaf wont rise?

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Posted: 29 September 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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cheers guys… the wholemeal bread did rise some but i,d say only about a 3rd of what my white bread did.

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Posted: 15 January 2013 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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i am having the same problem just brought a panasonic breadmaker and i am having the same problem.i brought this panasonic sd2502 breadmaker for ?70 but it seems i can’t even get my faevourite wholemeal bread to rise.

http://www.kitchengadgets.org.uk/panasonic-breadmaker-sd2502-review/

Wholemeal bread wont rise at all and gets hard in the pan. angry

please help make a perfect loaf for my kids!

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Posted: 19 January 2013 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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jeannette - 16 January 2013 05:34 PM

Elena, I have a Panasonic bread maker and I make a wholemeal loaf in mine regularly.  Do you have the recipe brochure with your machine?  If you do you should be able to find recipes for various strengths of wholemeal dough, ie. 50% , 75% and 100%.  I use the 50% recipe and it always turns out well for me.  You will find that recipes using wholemeal/wholewheat flour use more water in the dough, otherwise they it does result in a dense, heavy dough.  I am no expert but I think if you follow the recipe to the letter in the booklet/brochure you will be well pleased.  Bear in mind, as someone else said, your yeast must be new, it doesn’t cost much so if you have any doubts about it’s age ditch it and replace it with new.  Let us know how you get on.  I live in Wales, by the way. grin

Thank you

Yes i got a recipe book with it, i will have a read in the morning, i will pop into Asda and get some new yeast i think its old.

I hope your okay in Wales smile hope you been making a snowman.

Keep warm thank you for your reply x

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Posted: 18 April 2013 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I have not baked a 100% whole wheat bread; however, I read that adding some ascorbic acid to the flour will help rise the dough. add structure to the dough, and act as a preservative as well. For a small batch of bread dough (1-2 loaves), use 15-50 mg of Ascorbic Acid.
Happy Baking smile

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