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Obsessed beginner from Santa Cruz, California

rlbaker's picture

Obsessed beginner from Santa Cruz, California


My name is Randy and my bread baking journey began because of this video— 

While following this video as carefully as possible, I attempted to make my first loaf of bread ever...which ended up looking NOTHING like the "BIG DOG" loaf. And thus began my obsession with bread baking.

I've since baked this exact same recipe EIGHT more times, and STILL my loaf fails to rise to the heights of this magnificent deployed-car-airbag-looking artisan country loaf. And so my quest continues...

Looking forward to meeting you all. May the bread be with you.

Danni3ll3's picture

Overproofing your loaf. Try shortening the time and see if that helps.