This attempt went better than the last, i.e. nothing dropped in the oven, but…this time, the 2nd rise didn’t rise enough. Also, the taste is a little different than before.
For the first issue, did I divide the dough too thin and therefore would not get as good of a rise? or, maybe 30 minutes for the 2nd rise wasn’t enough? my baguettes sat for 45 minutes but they didn’t rise that much more than at 30 minutes. It’s the loaves that I am having a hard time getting to rise a nicely.
Now, the the latter problem. Can yeast affect the taste? I mean the brand of yeast used. It may be that I altered the recipe enough that it didn’t turn out as well as the last batch, but I did change the brand of yeast from what i used in the last recipe.