trouble with fresh yeast?
I'm a newbie here and have a couple questions for the more experienced bread bakers here. I have been baking bread for a few years now but I just started using fresh yeast and have encountered a small problem. I let my bread rise for the first time, then punched down and let rise again. My problem came in yesterday when I was ready to put my dough in the oven....as soon as I touched it to move it away from the other loaf on my peel, it deflated and was flat! It never rose while baking and I really don't know what I did. I'm sure somebody here can tell me what I did wrong, but I'm at a loss. This never happened before. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!