Help! My Sourdough Misadventures
I am attempting to make sourdough bread; I have a good starter going, and I feed it regularly. I have baked three loaves so far, and none of them have turned out good on the inside (the outsides look lovely.) Whenever I cut into them (after letting them cool,) they are always under cooked, dense, and doughy with huge air bubbles. After my first loaf, I baked at a lower and slower temperature to try and get it to cook more evenly. This gave me a loaf that was nearly identical to the first one. So far I had been flowing a popular recipe I found on YouTube (https://youtu.be/APEavQg8rMw) and I decided to try a different recipe (https://youtu.be/oidnwPIeqsI). This time, it baked hot and fast like rather than low and slow like I had been trying previously. It looked lovely coming out of the dutch oven, but when I cut it open it was HOLLOW! There was an inch thick layer of dense, dense "bread" on the bottom crust and the rest was almost completely empty. I am following these recipes exactly and getting VERY different loaves, can anyone offer suggestions for better loaves?