My bread won't rise!
I love this place but am way over my head. I'm just starting to delve into bread baking as a whole. And this site has so much inspiration.
I am having problems with my bread since I moved. I was in central Germany and all of my bread turned out fabulous. Now I am in Central TN and none of my yeast breads turn out. My sourdough is denser than rocks and I'm getting discouraged.
I'm using KA whole wheat all purpose flour. Feischman's yeast warm liquids. The kitchen is warm enough. I don't think I'm over kneading, but I don't really know. I'm currently trying a new loaf with the "flop and pull" (that's what I call the stretch and fold) method. I don't have a scale or fancy equipment. I do it by hand, and often right on the countr top.
My starter rises fine, but my dough just will not. All the loafs are super dense, though they taste good.
* edited to say: It's not just the sourdough.... it's ALL my yeast breads. I don't always use my starter for my breads.