To Proof or Not To Proof
Ive recently been trying to solve my oven spring woes, and I've stumbled across a video blog:
In it, Rick suggests a 5 hour bulk rise after autolyse. You stretch and fold during the first hour. Then its a 12 hour final rise in the fridge. I'm trying this method out for the first time and the bread has a nice bubble and air to it, but I'm afraid of overproofing.
Usually I do a 2 hour stretch and fold, bench rest 20-40 mins, tension fold and pull, baskets, and into the fridge for 8-12 hours. But I wasn't getting any oven spring, and my breads wouldn't score, came out flat and with a poor crust.