I followed this recipe: Homemade Bread Bowls Recipe - Food.com - 495386
What I did different is that I didn't mix it by machine, I mixed it by hand, kneading it for a good ten minutes or so. I also put a shallow bowl of water in with the bread to bake.
It rose up just fine the first time. Then I punched it down and plopped it onto the baking sheets, on parchment paper to rise a second time.
I put it in the oven to rise, with the light on for warmth. I gave it 30 minutes and they rose up again, but more out than up. I thought that when they bake, they'd get taller.
Now baking, the time is almost up and they're very squat and probably going to be dense.
I always seem to have this problem when I bake bread, no matter what recipe or kind I make.
Dense bread that doesn't do what it's supposed to the second rising.
I measured. I was patient for rising. I made sure to build the gluten. I waited for the oven to preheat. I'm not at a really high or low elevation. I dunno where I'm going wrong. :(