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Side of Bread Loaf Broken... What Went Wrong?
I baked two loaves of bread over the weekend. One loaf baked in a glass loaf pan came out perfect. The other one baked in a Le Creuset stoneware loaf pan had a large indention running down the side of the loaf. It still tastes great but doesn't slice well for sandwiches due to the break in the side. Any idea of what went wrong?
The bread was a sort of rye-oatmeal variety. A blend of whole wheat, dark rye, bread flour, and rolled oats along with some dry milk powder, oil and molasses and avocado honey for sweetness. I let the sponge rise for 50 minutes, added the remaining ingredients and let rise for 1 hour, punched the dough back down and let rise for 50 minutes, portioned the dough and let rest for 5 minutes, shaped into loaves and let rise for 25 minutes, cut a few slits in the top and topped with egg wash and oats, then baked in a 350f oven for 1 hour.