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My sourdough bread shrunk down when i did spooring

Star anise's picture
Star anise

My sourdough bread shrunk down when i did spooring

Hi, I have made my first sourdough using 20% self-made sd starter (7 days old), 75% hydration, 20% whole wheat and 80% ap, total flour 400gr. Bulk fermentation in the fridge for 10 hrs. Strech and fold for 6 times. The dough had risen up nicely and bubly but as soon as I put it in the hot dutch oven pot and did the spooring it shrunk down. My first thought was that the dutch oven was too small tjat the dough has no space to rise in the pot or the dough was overproof.
The bread still tastes really good but I am not satisfied with no oven spring. Can you let me know what is wrong with my dough? Thanks

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Mini Oven

seem to indicate the dough was most likely proofed too long before it was scored.  

Try shortening the final proof.  Don't let the volume double in size, leave a bit of rising for the oven.  Try putting into the Dutch oven sooner and see if that helps.  :)

Not bad for a first loaf.  :)

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Star anise

Thanks for your advise. Next time I bake I won't wait until it double in size.

Have a good day