Hello Good People
I sure need some help … got 2 problems and do not know if they are connected . Started baking again after two years off, and am extremely frustrated
Until getting into the oven , everything seems fine, good rise, overnight proofing . Oven 475 F.
The bread rises but it looks like it can not stretch enough , the bottom is not flat but oval and the final shape is almost round, inside is too dense.
In addition , everything is white (also bottom), but a stripe around the periphery , which is very nice golden brown, Steam by vaporizer in the first 8 minutes.
Never happened to me in the past, same recipe, however, oven is new
It will be great if somebody knows what is going on here..
Source: Fresh Loaf