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How long is too long for 2nd rise?

flourgirl906's picture
flourgirl906

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
DanAyo

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.

Danny

leslieruf's picture
leslieruf

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