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Get the crack in the bread!


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Greetings, bakers! Here's a luscious shot of a zucchini-poppyseed quick bread I baked up in my Vulcan electric oven. I had loaded up 6 of these babies, and they "cracked" open beautifully. Next time I baked, I only baked 3, and they barely domed, no crack. Hmmmm---400 degrees too cool for just a few? I thought I would solve the problem by adding more vapor to the bake, but since the batter was very wet, I only steamed after about 15 minutes of baking, into the 1 hour it takes. A little better, but not like the picture. Any thoughts? I'm using baking powder and soda, and some vinegar for acid.


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