More Sourdough woes
So i posted about a month ago about my sourdough being too acidic and turning into yuck. The dough got really stringy and never rose. So I threw it away and started over. I followed the SOurdough 101 tutorial. After about a week I had a starter that was doubling ever 4-6 hrs. So I thought I was in business. So I used the Sourdough recipe from KA.
1 c feed starter mixed with 1 1/2 c water, 3 c ap flour. Let rise 4 hrs then retard in fridge over night.
Add 2 c flour, 1 T sugar, 2 1/4 t salt. Knead, let rise 2-4 hrs. and so on.
So I followed the first part and the starter doubled in 4 hrs. Then I put it in the fridge overnight. This morning I mixed the dough and let it rise. After 3 + hrs the dough had done nothing!!!!! I mean nothing. The night before it was all bubbly and everything. So I tried to salvage the bread. I spread it out like you would fold it and added 1 1/2 t yeast. Then kneaded. I let is rise for another and and got about a 60% increase. At this point I was frustrated and needed to bake because of other daily interferences. I but it in boule shapes and let rest another 1 20 min. Then baked it. This is what I got.
So needless to say I am about to give up on the sourdough. The only reason I got the rise I did was because I added yeast after 3 hrs of trying to ferment the dough. Why will my starter double but not the dough? HELP!!!!