Relatively new to bread making. I have become fixated on making a whole wheat sandwich loaf, and this is the second time I have tried a similar recipe. The taste is good, 80% whole wheat with a little honey and some oats. Both times I have made it though, the loaf isn't smooth on top. It gets holes. Is this a sign that it is over proofing? Or is it possibly too little kneading? Something else?
I have been baking bread for about six months now, so I'm still a complete noobie, but really enjoying myself. I've been making Reinhart's San Francisco sourdough a lot, and I've recently tried his Ciabatta (in the Apprentice book) a few times.
I cook in an electric oven, weigh all my ingredients, have used KAF and most recently the high gluten Giusto's.
This weekend I baked the second batch of bread from my newly-minted sourdough starter (so new I haven't named it yet). The first batch was edible, although the crust was not as crisp as I would have liked, and the holes in the crumb were uniform.