Hello and a question
Hi, I am new to baking in general, but am having fun with it. I love this site. I started with lesson one on this site. My first attempt went pretty well. On my second attempt, when I was kneading I could not get a smooth ball.....I had the dough in good shape, but when I would fold though dough one way or the other, I could not get it into a ball, there were allways cracks or crevases in the ball, no matter what I did, I culd not make a smothe surface on all sides...is this normal, or pointers to stop this from happening. The bread is good, but the crust is jacked up a bit due to the cracks.