I'm making Ken Forkish's whole wheat bread (from the book flout water salt yeast) lately. it's incredible, but normally i half the recipe since i don't want two loaves (all his recipes are for 2 loaves). last week i used the full recipe, planning on freezing one. the first one (no freezing) came out beautiful, literally perfect. the second i shaped and froze. i defrosted it in the fridge last night, put it in the loaf pan this morning and let it proof, but it wasn't proofing as well as it should. after 3 hours it seemed proofed according to the finger dent test even though it hadn't risen so much... i put it in the oven anyway. i rose only about half as much as it should and came out small. any ideas how to freeze it better in the future? i've heard of needing to double the amount of yeast, or use active instead of instant yeast etc...any advice on freezing bread dough?
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