Lilliputian sourdough..diagnosis ?
Hello all..Hoping someone can tell me what I might be doing wrong. I pulled my starter
out Friday night, dumped and fed. The next morning it was nice and frothy. I added more flour and water and in the afternoon had frothy, sour tang starter. I used Sourdolady's recipe with the exception of the potato flakes (I didn't have any). I mixed very little, let it rest for 1/2 hour.
Hand kneaded for 10 minutes. Let it rest for 45 minutes. Divided, folded, shaped and into a very cool room overnight. This morning I put them in the oven briefly heated for 45 seconds
with the light on for 4 hours, not much action. They were spreading out..and very little up so
I ended up folding them twice more within 4 hours. When I folded I could see under the surface of the dough nice gas bubbles. Finally at 4 PM..things looked the same so I baked them. I slashed them with no problem..they didn't fall. Visually they look like very nice Lilliputian sourdough
loaves. Nice crust, color and aroma. I haven't cut them because they are still warm, but I'm sure they will be very dense. I have been using whole wheat flour in my starter..could that be the problem? I appreciate all advice...Thank you!!