I am new to bread making, so maybe I am doing something wrong, but this bread just doesn't turn out right. I have made it twice, and I must have had to potent of a starter, because in the first rise, after the hour and a half it had tripled.... same for the second rise. Then when I put it in the pans, it hardly rose at all, and the bit that it did rise, it fell flat after putting th egg wash on and while baking.
Today I made it again, this time with a more aged starter. It rose about right for the first two rises, and rose good for the pan rise, (although it took two hours instead of the one called for) but again fell after I put the egg wash on (I was very gentle) and baking. It didn't fall as much this time though. The bread tastes too "sour" and doesn't have good "bread" texture. (I am sure that is from falling.)
I might try making this again, but with half the starter called for, and then just let it rise once before putting it in the pans. I am afraid to waste my time again though. *sigh*
(BTW: Last week I made a basic sourdough bread recipe with the same sourdoug starter, and it worked out perfect, so I don't think it is my starter.)
**The bread did rise (with no extra yeast) and so many other people like it, that I give it four stars. Maybe I am doing something wrong, and maybe other people like bread that "sour".
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