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How long is too long for 2nd rise?

flourgirl906's picture

How long is too long for 2nd rise?

I've been making sourdough bread from a potato flake starter for about a year now. My second rise is very poor today. It's been in a warmed oven (warmed by oven light) for 4 hours now and barely made it halfway up the loaf pan. How long can it rise in the warm oven before going bad? 

DanAyo's picture

If the dough proofs too long it will not rise (and probably deflate) during the bake.

If you think the temperature was warm enough and the time went long, I would suggest baking it.


leslieruf's picture

your bulk ferment a little so there is more umph left for the 2nd proof.  I agree with Danny too.