I’m having huge issues making bread and it’s not getting better and I’m starting to get rather peeved by the experience. My sourdough starter failed to meet my expectations it simply didn’t rise nearly enough and didn’t cook sufficiently through, remaining sticky on the inside.
The bread’s I’ve made with active dried yeast have also failed to rise sufficiently. I’ve tried everything I can think of and nothing. It seems that all bread making supplies these days are catering for bread makers, those stupid machines that take all the real joy out of home made bread and taste nothing like real home baked bread. All the research I’ve been doing on line is for nothing. I have found no sources of fresh yeast (bakers yeast) in New Zealand, and no-one seems to know what I’m talking about. The problem with bread rising is always in the yeast, at least that’s what I keep being told, grrr!