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What happens when you leave bread to rise for too long?


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2007-05-13 00:51:07
2007-05-13 00:51:07

Bread dough will become what is called "blown" dough. It will "blow up". Because of the gas bubbles produced by the yeast, it will keep growing until it has no structural integrity. It won't explode but may rupture and then will start turning into a puddle of goo. It also produces less than desirable looking bread and developes a bitter taste.

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Bread dough that is left to rise too long will fall and be sour, because the yeast in the dough will consume all of the sugars in the dough. Without sugar, the yeast cannot produce the gas that causes bread to rise.

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Until it has doubled in size.. Usually about 45 minutes.

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It eats the bread, it farts, and it makes the bread rise

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Umm, I'm sure bread can rise at any time, as long as there is yeast in it that makes it rise when you bake it.

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Your bread dough will rise then fall on the second rise if you allow it to sit too long. When left to rise too long, the yeast will consume all of the available sugar in the dough, resulting in fallen bread dough.


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