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Final proofing

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Feeling deflated

November 8, 2009 - 5:57pm -- Teegstar

Hi everyone

I've embarked into the world of sourdough baking and am running into the same problem with every loaf: my bread isn't rising properly during its final proofing. Everything looks healthy and rises well during the first two proofings but once I shape it/put it in the tin, it barely rises. I'd love some advice from some seasoned (haha) bakers on what I could be doing wrong.


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February 18, 2008 - 2:24am -- Bushturkey


I've been baking for many years but, until recently, have been using the old "knead for 10 minutes on a floured surface, let double, knock back and prove a second time  then bake" method. Time between mixing and baking typically around 1 hour!

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