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When making Italian or French bread (not by bread machine) the dough will rise beautifully. When I put it in the oven for final baking, it colapses. What am I doing wrong? Thanks a lot.
-- Anonymous, February 11, 2001
I have had the same problem. Try not letting your dough rise as much on the second rising. Also make sure you are using a very hot oven (450) for the first 15 minutes or so, then turn down to 350. Good luck!
-- Anonymous, February 24, 2001