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Why Bread Turns Out Gummy And How To Avoid It In Your Next Bake
If your homemade bread turns out gummy, it may be due to your baking temperature. High temperatures can cause the outside of the loaf to cook much faster than the inside.
To prevent undercooked, sticky dough, maintain precise oven temperature control and follow the recommended temperature in your recipe.
Once finished, allow the bread to cool thoroughly and completely before cutting, as cutting too soon can also contribute to a gummy texture.
Finally, slice and examine the texture of the bread. If you find the dough to be underdone, try your next loaf at a slightly lower temperature for a slightly longer time.
During this experiment, you can try to save gummy loaves by popping them back in the oven for a few more minutes. If that doesn't work, it's best to toss out the bread.