Tin loaf not airy, too dense/wet
I'm trying to make a bread using a 1.75lb tin and I'm trying to narrow down the variables. My bread keeps coming out dense and not airy, the only holes are tiny holes.
Recipe I'm using is this:
1 packet of instant yeast
550g king arthur's bread flour
- Kneading for ~8-10 minutes
- rising for an hour and a half
- punching down the dough
- form a ball
- put ball into the tin
- wait 20 min
- put in oven at 425 for 45 min
I've tried more and less yeast, more and less kneading, but it's all about the same.
Any suggestions? Thanks!