what am I doing wrong?
I'm really new to breadmaking and am getting frustrated. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I have no one to show my loaves to. This one came out particularly bad. I appreciate you taking a look and helping me out. Most of my loaves come out like this, dense and no holes, very little color in the crust, very little oven spring, soft crust. I have tried kneading with the kitchenaid, and kneading by hand with no different result. I prefer kneading by hand. I have a feeling I am kneading too little, or too much, but am not sure which. Or maybe the recipes I've tried are just bad. This is the recipe I have used for this loaf: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/country-loaf-recipe. I did reduce the white flour by half a cup and increased the wheat by half a cup, but I did everything else to the hand making instructions.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and help.