First post here, so I hope all is good with you.
I've been baking for a couple of years and recently decided to give sourdough a go. A few false starts on making my own starter and now have one that works pretty well.
Quick method check.
Last thing at night I put 100g water, 100g strong white flour and 100 g starter, mix, cover and leave overnight
First thing in morning, add 150 g water and 225 g strong white flour, mix and cover and leave while I am at work.
Around 7 in the evening I'll add 250 g strong white flour and 1/2 Tbsp salt, mix and kneed for a couple of mins, rest for 10 mins and then kneed, repeat twice more and then leave for 45 mins. Kneed, shape and leave for 45 mins covered with cloth.
Oven: max, boiling water in tray
Cover loaf with flour, slash on four sides.
Bake: Max 20 mins, Gas 7 20 mins. Done
Except the last three loaves have exploded out on one side, the side of the oven door..
Why? Slashes not deep enough, too close to edge...
Thank you for reading