Non rising sourdough
I finally got a sourdough starter using pineappple juice. It has a nice yeasty smell. However, I am not having much luck making sourdough bread. I have tried using the recipe in The Bread Baker's Apprentice and the bread does not rise and seems too dense. It does not have the large holes that I like in sourdough bread. I am using King Aurthur Bread Flour and weighing the flour. The dough seems very wet but I'm not sure how it should feel since I have not made a successful bread. I also tried a couplel of recipes from the King Aurthur web site. One recipe called for yeast and it raised but the flavor was not as sour as I like. I am trying the Extra-Tangy Sourdough recipe now but the dough seems very, very wet (hard to handle wet), and I am not getting a rise. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong or how to get my dough to rise?