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Farmgirl816
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Jennifer
Kansas City MO
USA

Posted - Sep 03 2022 :  08:36:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi friends, I'm a newbie and planning to start my mother tomorrow. 2 questions, do I need to keep all other breads away from it? So nowhere near my breadbox? And I bought a proofer, is it better to keep it in there the first 4 weeks or on the counter?
TIA, this is a bucket list first for me so a little nervous....OK alot nervous #128578;

Conquering my bread baking fears!

Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Sep 06 2022 :  10:02:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jennifer,
It's good to keep your mother away from other breads, so keeping it as far away from your breadbox as possible is a good idea.

Regarding the proofer, if your room temperature is a below the average of 7073 degrees Fahrenheit, I would suggest keeping it in the proofer for the first four weeks. If your room temperature is within the average range, there is no need to keep it in the proofer.

Ashley Ogle
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Farmgirl816
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Jennifer
Kansas City MO
USA

Posted - Sep 18 2022 :  7:39:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, so far so good. Was able to make some bread today at the end of week 2. Very exciting!

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Susan
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Susan
Middletown IN
USA

Posted - Oct 19 2022 :  07:57:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I've been feeding mother for 3 weeks but on each baking day, she did not rise at all and I went ahead and baked but it was hard and flat. Tried the raisenne proofer but it didn't look any different than just counter? Is it just not ready yet and I should do waffles next bake day or what. Everything smells wonderful and texture is right but very few bubbles.
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Oct 19 2022 :  08:23:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Susan, It sounds like your mother isn't quite ready to bake breads yet, so I would recommend making waffles or pancakes until you see more bubbles and activity. To help your mother along, spending a little extra time at each feeding stirring your mother can make a big difference. I hope your mother starts bubbling away soon!

Ashley Ogle
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