ciabatta with discards wont come together??
Long time reader, first post!
I was making another batch of Jasons quick ciabatta, and i used two cups of 100% starter discards with the measurements called for.
500g bread flour,
2 tsp yeast
+ 2 cups 100% hydration starter discards
I mixed the water and yeast with the discards, then added the flour- and the dough was wet and familiar like it normally is. However, after several SF's in the bowl , and about a half hour of working with it by hand- it will NOT come together! The dough is slack and stretchy like taffy. Perfectly smooth- it definitly does the windowpane thing, and its very stretchy, but it will not clean up after itself on the counter, will not hold any kind of shape... its sticking to everything and i dont know what to do now. I already added at least a cup of flour to it, but it seems to have no effect. I know i could keep making additions but i dont want to waste all the flour if theres something chemically going on that is keeping my bread from working.
Any ideas?? I knew i probably added too much discards, but i really wanted to use up what i had, all at once. Why would this happen?