Problem-Solving Pointers for Quick Bread
Bread is Tough and Dense or has Tunnels
Batter was overmixed.
Bread is Soggy
Batter had too much liquid or fat.
Center of Bread had Sunk
There was too little or too much leavening.
Bread was underbaked.
Batter stood too long before baking.
Bread has a Thick Brown Crust
Batter had too much sugar.
Bread has a Bitter Aftertaste
Batter had too much leavener.
Bread Crumbled while Being Cut
Bread was still warm. Cool completely before slicing.
Nuts, Fruit or Chocolate Chips Sink to Bottom of Bread
Batter was too thin to hold the fruit, nuts or chips. Next time, chop them smaller or use miniature chocolate chips.