bread does not rise second time
I hope someone can help. I've been making bread for a couple of years with mixed results. I mix white and whole wheat flour and use the active dry yeast. My problem is that the second rise does note happen and my buns turn out flat. The first rise is good. Then I punch it down, form my buns, place them on a baking tray and leave them to rise for a couple of hours. They don't rise!!! I tried baking them at 400F, then at 375F in the hopes that they might rise better. Not successful. HELP!!!