Help can't get bread recipe to work-HELP
I've been making the "easy and decadent no-knead wheat bread" for over a year now. But just recently moved and for the life of me can't get this recipe to work! The first time I attempted to make it in my new place, the center was goop but the outside crust was very dark brown and almost burned. I thought I would reduce the temp to 365 and cook for 45 minutes (I used to cook at 400 for 35 min). I am using the same ingredients, a different type of whole wheat flour, but that shouldn't cause the problem? When I tried the lower temp, the inside was still too gooey and the outside hard, crunchy and dark brown. I can't seem to get this right. Any pointers on what I could be doing wrong? I am making it like I always used to and I'm frustrated as this is one of my favorite recipes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
a few thoughts: you say you have recently moved, and so i wonder if the altered result may simply be attributable to a different oven. are you baking it at the same level in the oven as you did previously? also, the change in flour may be the culprit. i suggest baking the bread with your usual flour and seeing if that makes a diiference. it's worth a go and the first and most obvious place to start i suggest. good luck.
i would guess it's the oven. my first apartment i couldn't bake anything because it had "two" options--off and really hot! you might want to get an oven thermometer and check to see if the temps are right. i have to do that because my oven doesn't have numbers on the temp dial.
but that's a good bread recipe, i make it a lot toooo! :D