Watch The Dough!!!
First off I want to thank everyone in this forum. I am new at baking sourdough bread. I find it much more difficult than baking a conventional loaf but in a weird way when I stumble I read more posts and take away something each day. You have all been great answering my basic questions and sharing your tips and knowledge. I am soaking in as much as I can. So today I bakes a loaf of sourdough bread. I see a few issues but all in all I am very happy so far. Being a beginner I thought it was best to stick with a recipe and add ingredients to the gram and that's what I did on my last loaf. It ended up being a disaster loaf and it actually looked like a 4 inch high by 12 inch round steamed dumpling because I baked it in a dutch oven with the lid on for 20 minutes per the recipe. Well someone last week told me to watch the loaf and I did just that. I used the recipe as a guide only. I made the dough to the consistency I felt was correct. Stretching and folding the dough per the recipe but stoping when I thought it was time to. I wanted to post my results.