Sourgdough air pocket problem
Hi, I'm new here so excuse me if this has been dealt with before but I have been making bread with a home made sourdough starter for several months now but recently the loaves have started to come out with numerous air holes, it doesn't seem to matter what shape I make them the problem remians...
I don't make the loaves daily so the starter dough sits in the fridge until it is needed (never more than a week), I then take it out at least a day before it is needed and feed it - although I have noticed that the starter needs to be mixed back together as it seperates whilst in the fridge. I have tried starting it off the night before (using only half the flour and starter but all of the liquid and then adding the remaining flour and salt the following morning), I have also tried knocking it back more than once and letting it rise from as little as two to as much as six hours and the results remain the same.
Unlike the loaf in the picture there is seldom any problem with it rising (if anything it usually really balloons up), but the results are full of large air pockets.
No problem with the taste, in fact I think I would have given up if it wasn't for how great it tastes, but the consistency is rubbish.
Any help would be greatly appreciated