ow> I have a Chefmate (Seiko) machine. I've noticed that my bread rises
ow> very well during the first and second rise cycles. On the last (third)
ow> cycle, the bread doesn't rise as well and I end up with a smaller,
ow> denser loaf, that sometimes seems to cave in. Does anyone have any
ow> suggestions for me. (Also, I live at 6600' in elevation.)
ow> Thanks in advance,
A collapsed loaf (also called a "Crown Loaf") is almost always a sign of
too much liquid. The loaf rises too much and then collapses.
... I am a professional - I won't even try this at home!