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Large irregular holes only on the ends, not the center??

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Bread Head

Large irregular holes only on the ends, not the center??

Hi,

I recently made Tartine's Basic Country Bread (for the 3rd time) and the loaf was dense in the center but on the edges their were the large irregular holes ............what I am looking for.

Why was it so dense in the center?  

Why was the large irregular holes only on the ends?

Any suggestions what I did wrong?

Thank you for your time!

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dmsnyder

What you describe is qualitatively normal in a large boule. The question is whether the difference exceeds what's normal. A photo of a cross section of your crumb would help a lot.

David