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Aug 23, 2014 07:36 AM

Bulging Baguettes

I've made this ciabatta style high hydration bread recipe in a baguette pan about 40 - 50 times and suddenly I get bulging. The seams were well sealed and still obviously on the bottom of the loaves. I slashed the tops for oven spring and don't know what caused the 'bulge'. Can anyone help me understand?

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    It happened on both of these loaves and it may have happened once before.


    It could just be a weak spot in the loaf, it happens sometimes. Has it happened more than once?