My dough is sticky and doesn't rise
Hi, I am very very new at bread making. I am using active dry yeats at the moment while my starter becomes active.
Here is my recipe and progress.
2 cups of 90F-110F water
1 packet of active dry yeast
1 TBS salt
When I combine all my ingredients, its ALWAYS sticky, so I add flour slowly until it gets to where i want it. Ive tired to just keep mixing and kneading but it always stays sticky until I add flour.
I cover for 2 hours
When I come back, its sticky again
2 hour rise
1 hour rise
into a hot oven at 425F
cook for 30 min
cook for 15 min with lid off
Crust is very very hard and almost burnt tasting. Crumb is very dense and it doesn't rise well. Please over-explain things because I dont know what im doing! haha