Every baker dreams of a perfect bake, the one in which everything comes together just right. When the synergy happens, it is pure magic. But professional bakers constantly struggle to keep all the variables in balance just as much as the home baker—it’s just that they usually have much more experience in identifying the problems as they occur and are able to make corrections before it is too late.
Troubleshooting is part of this process. The following section will help identify some of the typical problems associated with bread baking and teach the adjustments.
PROBLEMS WITH PRE-FERMENTS AND MIXING