Why does my bread take so long to rise?

  1. Why does my bread take so long to rise?
  2. What happens if you let bread dough rise too long?

Why does my bread take so long to rise?

You’ve added too much sugar to the dough. Any loaf where the weight of the sugar is 10% or more of the flour weight is going to rise sloooowly. Add too much sugar, and your bread will stop rising entirely.

What happens if you let bread dough rise too long?

If you let the dough rise for too long, the taste and texture of the finished bread suffers. Because the dough is fermenting during both rises, if the process goes on for too long, the finished loaf of bread can have a sour, unpleasant taste. … Over