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Preparing your Bread in alternate climates

In high, or low climate/humidity locations, you may find that mixing your dough does not come together as well as normal conditions. Below are a couple tips to help get you to a perfect loaf:

My mix is not coming together like it says on the package – This is most common in cold climates or in high humidity locations. The fix is simple: start by following the instructions on the packaging. If it does not come together within the specified time, stop your mixer, scrape down your bowl every couple minutes, and continue mixing till the dough comes together and is no longer sticky. The packaging directs you to mix 5 to 6 minutes, but we have found it may take as long as 10 tp 12 minutes of mixing on medium speed in a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.

My dough is not rising as it should – This usually happens if your home is not warm enough. We recommend turning on your oven light, then briefly turning on your oven to bring the temperature up to about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow your bread to rise for one hour, remove bread from the oven, then turn oven on to 340 degrees and bake  for 45 minutes once the oven is preheated.