that's it! I've had it up to HERE with this stupid sourdough rye!
I've made plenty of rye/wheat yeasted breads with great success, but when I use my lovely tasty rye sourdough starter for the same thing it's so sticky I can't stand it. It's the consistency of just-chewed gum that sticks to your shoe on a warm day. I just have to touch it lightly with my little finger and it grabs on and won't let go. I've managed to make a boule or two in the past, and I love the slightly fruity sour rich complex taste that it has. But it's NOT FUN.
Today's was the not-funnest of all. I got so mad at it that I was yelling "STOP STICKING you !@$@$%# dough or I'll kill you". Then I gave up and shoved it in the oven in a loaf pan which it stuck to, of course, and now I can't get it out. It sure smells nice though!
Should I give up on the boule idea? I don't prefer sandwich bread.