Problem-Solving Pointers for Bread Machines

Bread is Lumpy or Dough Appears Dry

Dough is too dry. Add a little more water during the kneading cycle.

Dough is Sticky and Won't Form a Ball

Dough is too moist. Add a little more flour during the kneading cycle.

Bread has a Mushroom Top

Water was too warm.

Bread has an Underbaked, Gummy Center

Dough was too moist.

Top is Sunken

Too much yeast or liquid and/or not enough flour was used.

Bread Rose too High or Overflowed Pan

Next time, reduce the amount of yeast slightly and remember to add the salt.