Question about my technique
I have been using a bread machine for several months now but have not been really happy with it untill this last loaf. I have had no oven spring and my loaves are heavy and dense. Yesterday I was reading about autolysis and really don't understand it. Here's what I did- Put all ingredients in bread maker and processed just til mixed-turned off bread maker for about 19 minutes(takes 15 min to reset). Then I started it for another cycle and let it rise in bread maker. Took out dough it was slightly sticky and shaped into a loaf and let rise for about 28 minutes(usually let it rise for about 45 min). Baked for 35 min in 350 oven. It about jumped out of the glass dish --rise was almost as high as bread pan tall, it is too tall for my toaster. Do you think it was the turning off of the bread machine or have I been letting it rise too long the second time? This is the best bread I have made.The recipe is very similar to what I've been using but I added 1/4 tsp crushed vit c tablet to it.