I have been trying to make a loaf of white bread, and every one I make just fails so badly.
I use my bread maker to do the mixing/rising/kneding. then I bake it in the oven.
I make awesome rolls, hamburger bun, and other types of bread, but white has never turned out for me. I have tried tons of different recipes but all turn out the same.
It rises fine (i guess) but once I slice into it it is so dense and super crumbly. It smells good and tastes just fine. I have to get this figured out lol because it is going to drive me crazy if I don't.
The only thing I can think of is that I live in Hawaii and It rains here a lot, But I don't know if that even has anything to do with it.
I follow the recipe then once it is finished I remove the dough and shape it and place it in my bread pan, while my oven is preheating I place the loaf pan on the back of the stove to rise, I cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise to about double its size. Then I bake it in the oven at 350 for about 20-30 min.