Artisan Bread Every Day - crumb issue
I have baked a few sourdough loaves from Artisan Bread Every Day and have not gotten the results I have expected. I believe my starter is good, because I the flavor of the final bread is great. I am just not getting much lift. The crumb is very dense and gummy. BTW, I am doing the purist method - no added yeast. I am also proofing for 4 hours.
Could a shorter proofing be the key?