I lost my mojo....
No other way to put it. I've been baking sourdough bread for four years, I've made some amazing loaves on a regular basis, I feel that I know (knew) my way around most tricks of the trade. Folding, shaping, baking, even scoring was going quite well.
For the past 8 months or so, I've only had failures or close to failures. I discussed at Dan Lepard's page on Facebook, got some advice to tune up my starter. Bought a commercial starter and tried that too.
I just opened the oven to find yet another failure, this one so pathetic that I swear I almost cried. A pancake-shaped with barely any oven spring OVernight Country Blonde.
I am soooo frustrated that right now all I want to do is never bake another loaf of bread again.
Has anyone been through this? What the heck is going on???? Have I been this naughty to the Gods of Bread?