help please, bread falls apart

help please, bread falls apart

I’ve been experimenting with Einkorn flour from Jovial foods. I’ve been having a problem where the top portion of the loaf falls apart. It’s like there’s a air buble about one inch below the surface that runs the entire length of the loaf.

My ingedients are:

5 cups flour1.5 cups water (105-110F)
2.25 teaspoons of yeast (red star)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Note: I don’t include salt because I’m trying to keep my sodium intake down.

Mix the dry ingedients then add liquids. Knead with kitchen aid mixer for about 5 minutes. Place in covered bowl and let rise for 90 minutes. Knead lightly, shape, place in bread pan, let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes.

Overall, I’m very happy with the flavor and texture of the bread, but I would love to solve the falling-apart problem.

If it helps, I can upload a picture of the defect in a few hours.

Thanks for any help!


Source: Fresh Loaf