Overproofed Loaf Example
This little loaf is a perfect example of overproofing. This is not a good thing. Note the light color of the crust, the short stature, the spreading, and the more biscuit-like crumb. I made a pizza with half the dough, and forgot the rest for a few hours. A little bird told me to go ahead and bake it, but being hard-headed, I shaped it and put it in the fridge for the night. You see the result. My apologies to the little bird for not following her suggestion.
Susan from San Diego