The Fresh Loaf

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Yet another failure :-(

sadears's picture

Yet another failure :-(

It tastes like sourdough, but sure doesn't look or feel like it.  Think I beat the hell out of it.  I took my starter out of the frig and fed it.  Will try again in a day or two.  Will try to remember not to degas, and treat it with kid-gloves.

SourdoLady's picture

Don't give up--it's a learning process. Sometimes we get lucky and it turns out perfect the first try, but we've all had our "oops" loaves! Your loaves look very pale, which suggests to me that your dough was over proofed. This causes the gluten to break down, and will also cause your bread to not rise well. Give it another try and chalk it up to experience!