Bread baking question
I'm new to this site and just baked the bread from Lesson 1. I kneeded it about 10-12 minutes and let it rise a total of about 3 hours (if you count all the rises together) and the bread came out only to about 2.5 inches at it's highest point. This just seems like it's not rising enough or something during baking. I'm wondering if I did something wrong or if that's the way it's supposed to be. Every time I bake bread it comes out about the same size, so it's either me or my loaf pan I guess. Those are the only things staying constant. My loaf pan I measured at about 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.5 inches if that helps any. Here are some pics to help so others can see what I'm talking about. I'm hoping I can resolve this so I can bake our bread for daily consumption.