Why is my sourdough bread not rising any more?
I've been baking whole wheat sourdough bread with a starter I made 3 years ago. It seems that in the beginning, I struggled to get a lighter loaf, but after a few months it started rising beautifully. Now, suddenly, my bread is heavy and dense. It just won't rise like it used to. Any suggestions?
3 c. starter
5 c. water
4 t. salt
~12 c. whole wheat flour
I always replenish a half cup of starter with about 1 c. water and 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour.