new and looking for help with whole wheat bread that just doesn't rise how i'd like it to
hello, i'm new to these parts and new to bread baking... i'm looking for a bit of help
i made the recipe located here: http://busycooks.about.com/od/yeastbreads/r/honeywheatbr.htm
i made half of the recipe, since i only have one loaf pan.
the first time i made it, it was great. last night, i realized i was running out of time, so after i mixed everything, i put the dough in the fridge to retard the rise. this morning, i took out the dough and let it come to room temp and put it in the oven (turned off) for it to rise again. i then formed the loaf and lightly brushed the loaf with olive oil to top it with a little ground flax seed. when i brushed it, it deflated a bit, but i was sure it would come back by the time it was ready for the oven. well, nothing
i baked it, and it didn't give me an oven spring :(
what did i do wrong?
thanks in advance for any help