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Old 03-02-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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Help! I don't think my No-Knead bread worked.

This is what it looks like after sitting out all night. It is only slightly puffy and I do see a little bit of bubbles up against the bowl but shouldn't it be more risen?

Maybe my yeast was not good.

Is there anything I can do to save it?




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Old 03-02-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Is that butter/shortening on the side or flour? If it's floury, Looks to me like it did it's rise and something knocked it down. Form and bake it.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
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MMYAP, maybe your yeast is old. What recipe did you use?
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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Its flour. Technically it needs to rise for another five hours but I just thought it would have risen more by now.

I used Altons Knead Not Sourdough and my yeast should be good until Jan of 2015.

The bread gods are mocking me.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:46 PM   #5
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It looks to me like it did rise...
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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My no knead bread doesn't really rise much overnight, just gets bubbly looking. After forming the loaf and letting it rest it still isn't overly puffy. It seems to jump a lot in the oven. It doesn't rise in the bowl like kneaded bread.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:21 PM   #7
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My no knead bread doesn't really rise much overnight, just gets bubbly looking. After forming the loaf and letting it rest it still isn't overly puffy. It seems to jump a lot in the oven. It doesn't rise in the bowl like kneaded bread.

Ah, I see. I was expecting it to rise a lot, like a traditional loaf. I will finish the rise time and follow through and bake it.

Thank you all for your help. I was thinking about dumping it in the mixer and adding more yeast. That probably would not have been a good idea.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:24 PM   #8
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My no-knead bread rises like crazy and very rapidly. Did you test your yeast by mixing it with water and a bit of sugar?
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:57 PM   #9
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Nope, but I did check the expire date on the package and it was Jan of 2015. Oh well. We shall see what happens. If it's a fail that I will have learned not to trust the expiration date on the yeast package and to test it!
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:05 PM   #10
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I'm using instant yeast that is easily 4 years out of date, LOL. I didn't open this brick of it until about a year ago and keep it air tight in the fridge. I find instant yeast much more durable/reliable than active dry packets.
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