John, the full story is as follows: My brother-in-law has the same model so I thought that inviting him over to demonstrate was a good idea, he brought with him a pack of wholemeal mix. He carefully weighed the mix and measured the Yeast, then poured two of the supplied measuring cups of water and started the machine. After a short time he looked at it and decided that it was too sloppy so added a heap more mix. The result you have seen.
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