The photo isn't mine. In fact, it's not even sourdough. It's a photo of Irish Soda Bread that burst open.
Buuuuut, that's what's happening to my sourdough.....
In fact, recently, it got even more severe. It's not bursting nicely like this photo anymore. It's started coming out looking like a beast tore it apart. And the bread is dense and a couple of times, so much so that it never baked through. :-(
It didn't just happen one day. It came on slowly like a disease. The loaf split more and more each time I baked and then started to look torn and undercooked.
I've thought that maybe my house humidity has changed maybe. Or perhaps I'm getting frustrated and impatient and am not proofing long enough....maybe my dough is wrong from the get-go, but it used to work just fine...
Im just at my wits end with it. What do you guys think it could be?