Italian bread came out terrible
I recently made some bread and it was terrible, can't figure it out yet, it smelled ok but the taste was poor, I made a sandwich and thought the meat was bad, and it was the bread, I don't have the recipe in front me, but there was a sponge made in the morning 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 1 tsp of yeast, then it was 5 cups flour, 2 cups water, 1 tbl olive oil, 1/2 cup powdered milk, 2 tsp yeast, 1 tbl sugar, 1 tsp salt, I think I cover it, kneaded for 10 min, let it raise, punched down and formed loaves and rolls, I am not sure how old 'tthe powdered milk was, I used regular all purpose flour, when the bread cooled it it tasted like it was stale, laying for 2-4 days., can't seem to get my Italian bread down. baked at 400deg sprayed with water for the first few min. it had good oven spring ect. even the color of the crust did not look appealing.