Followed Recipe to the letter, but final rise in Banneton not happening?????
Hi everyone, I am a newbie to baking, and after an intense search, decided to go for Dan lepards book 'The Handmade Loaf' and started with his Leaven recipe and followed it to the letter. The leaven, as the book said was bubbling away on day 6 after following the instructions so i decided to make the 'White Leaven Loaf, which is the first recipe in the book. Once again followed everything recipe said, and was quite surprised how well i did with the shaping and how the uncooked dough had turned out. So on to the final rise before baking, leave for 41/2 hours until almost doubled in height and cover. Set my timer and waited the time and nothing. They had hardly risen at all. Room was at 20 degrees and there were no draughts. I am absolutely gutted as it has taken as it has taken lot of time to do this ( although i enjoyed every minute ). Could anyone kindly tell me what they think might have happed and how i might resolve the situation. Its midnight as i type and i really want to bake them. Many thanks Chris.