Peter Reinharts artisan breads
I just started baking and I bought Peter Reinharts artisan breads everyday. I am making the classic french bread and i had 2 issues: first one was he says to make the dough the day before and put in fridge overnight, which I did. today was the day i woke up took my dough out and had to cut into 10oz portions and shape to a batard. The problem I have is shaping them into batards I feel cold dough was not letting me seel the dough and as I was rolling them I felt it was coming apart at the seams. Should i Have let the dough rest at room temp first before shaping?
Second issue Ihad was after scoring which I used a serrated knife, I baled bread according to the book using the hearth oven method and the bread didnt spring and I ended uo with just slashes in bread that didnt poof out. I think issue was while bread was proofing I left them on top of hot oven and the proofed maybe too quickly?