As I wrote about last week, we've been baking bread in our bread maker. Once we experimented and found a recipe that works well for us, we've still had a few challenges. The last loaf had too much yeast and fell in the middle. The breadmaker booklet recommened decreasing the yeast by 1/2 tsp, which, as you can see, did the trick. It rose just the right amount and the texture of the bread is wonderful. We adjusted the crust setting to "light" so that it's no longer hard on the top. However, you can see there's still a problem!
What is causing the loaf to be several inches higher on one side than the other? I made sure to put the ingredients in evenly. The machine is level. But as Ms. Clavel said, "Something is not right!" I'll be calling Zojirushi once they return from their holiday break but in the meantime, I'm open to suggestions!
Even with it's leveling issues, I'm so happy we have gotten this far. It's so nice to wake up to fresh bread.