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Okay so it's a stuffed bread and I wanted it to be rolled like a cinnamon roll I guess instead of just wrapping the bread around the stuffing. So I just made the bread with flour, water, oil, and little salt. Then let it rest till it get poofy and then roll it to a large square, layer on cheese, then tomatoes and basil then roll it and put it on a square pan and let it rise for an hour or so then baked it at a 325 degree oven for um...an hour? I forgot.

And then as you can see in the picture the filling has just pressed the bread down while there is a huge air bubble on top! Is there ANYWAY to remedy this?!?!

 
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  1. I don't think you rolled it tightly enough, also, you probably should have scored the top to release air. Just my opinion.

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    1. re: Cherylptw

      I would score the top, too. But, this is one reason I made braided stuffed bread because you don't have to worry about it then.

      1. re: Cherylptw

        Ah! That sounds like a good idea, will score them next time and see.

      2. Bake it on a flat surface (sheet pan, baking stone) instead of in a pan with sides. The sides of the pan force the expanding dough to rise up, not out

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        1. re: sfmiller

          Well I kinda want it to be loaf shaped, I'm going to score it like Cheryl suggested but if the problem still persists I guess I have to do it this way.

        2. Well, I have no experience making a bread like this but my first thought is that when you make cinnamon rolls, you slice the rolled-up cylinder into individual rolls before baking. Is this from a recipe or are you experimenting with this technique on your own? I would try making individual buns like a cinnamon roll.

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          1. re: sonia darrow

            Well I just mentioned cinnamon roll in the sense that I roll it with the stuffing in that particular way.

          2. I don't think you're going to have much luck here. The only layer that is free to rise is the top one; the rest are weighed down by the liquid from the tomatoes and the fat from the cheese. I think that with these ingredients, you need to make calzones.

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            1. re: pikawicca

              Interesting.. try scoring it first and do tell what happens!