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not enough rise and going sideways

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gwadi's picture
gwadi

not enough rise and going sideways

Hello everyone,

I baked these 2 loaves following Tartine's country loaf recipe. This is the end result. Not enough rise and one of them went sideways. Please help what went wrong. Thank you.

 

DavidEF's picture
DavidEF

Sometimes when a loaf goes too much sideways and not enough upways, you can fix it next time by forming the loaf more tightly. Stretching the gluten strands tightly when forming the loaf helps it hold its shape and rise better. You can usually do this by folding or rolling the dough a time or two more during final shaping.

Disclosure: I have never baked any Tartine recipes. Someone else may know better what your specific problem is, and give you better advice.

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Ford

Did you slash (score, dock) your loaf before putting it into the oven?  It appears to me that you did not or if you did it was not deep enough.  Shaping is most important as DavidEF mentioned.  Slashing will direct the direction of the split.  The slash should be about 1/4 inch deep, and for aesthetic reasons to give the "grin" the blade should be angled at about 45° from the vertical.

Ford

Ford's picture
Ford

Did you slash (score, dock) your loaf before putting it into the oven?  It appears to me that you did not or if you did it was not deep enough.  Shaping is most important as DavidEF mentioned.  Slashing will direct the direction of the split.  The slash should be about 1/4 inch deep, and for aesthetic reasons to give the "grin" the blade should be angled at about 45° from the vertical.

Ford

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dabrownman

every time my loaf fails to spring and bloom properly in the oven,  it is because the dough was over proofed.Make sure that you get it slashed and into a hot oven or DO when it is 85-90% proofed .  It makes a huge difference.

Happy Baking

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isand66

You also need to make sure your starter was lively enough and did not also over rise.

How active was your starter before using it?  Did it double and peak before using?