Been lurking here for months, but finally moved to see if anyone has any ideas.
I've spent the past few weekends trying to bake the Basic Country Bread from the Tartine book, and have run into nothing but failure.
My starter is going great guns, rising and falling regularly, no problems. Make the levain, and does great. Expands about 30% overnight, and passes the float test.
Mix the dough, let it rest for autolyse, add remainder of water and salt. And then...nothing.