First Time Sourdough
This was my first attempt at a sourdough. I’d appreciate any critiques about what I could do better and maybe what went right/wrong. I thought the flavor was good and pretty mild in terms of “sourness”. However I was disappointed in the flatness of the bread. During the fermentation, the bread wasn’t stretching very well and was ripping apart a little as it rose. Before I handled the dough to move it to the oven, I think the dough lost a lot of it’s volume. I was afraid of over mixing and only mixed for about 7 min in the kitchen aid. Also the crust was very crunchy which I think I would have enjoyed if the bread part was bigger. I did 5 hour proofing and 12 hours in fermentation. No retarding in the fridge at all.