Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Overproved Loaf

Here's what happened when I overproved my loaf.  Notice the wrinkly skin, the whole loaf fell.  Whoosh, all the way down, flat.  Was curious what would happen, so I popped this baby in the oven.  Little denser but super duper soft crumb and a good crunch to the skin.  Just really really flat.

The third photo was just after I put it together.  This is my first go at six strands.  If you haven't played with dough this way, I encourage you to give it a go.  It is so much fun.  The only bummer part is being out of dough to mold.  Other than that, great little hobby.

Also last night I worked on pepperoni rolls, personal pizzas and making a dog bed blanket out of scraps of fabric.  Today, we're fixin' to hit the Barnes cafe.  Last time we went I had to update my coupons but today, it's back to reading bake books and taking notes.  That's all from me.

You Boogerbutts have an oogie boogie Sunday.

Click to enlarge the wrinkly bits.

34 comments:

  1. Looks delicious to me! Remember it's the LOVE you put into it that's the main ingredient. :D

    You boogie girl!

    'No wonder Tim lives on the treadmill.'

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    1. Love baking. Love it. But for me, this bake is about the technical and learning the why and how of bread making.

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  2. It's lovely. How do you eat? As bread? Or is it sweet? I'm always heartbroken when I see a baked goodie and discover it's sweet :)

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    1. Just sliced and fresh yesterday, with a little butter and dipped in my tomato sauce. This morning, toasted with a warm spiced soy drink. Before we leave, I'll toast it with cheese and ham sandwiches. Later tonight, I'll toast it in the griddle for a little garlic bread crunch with supper. And ... tomorrow, bread crumbs.

      The stages of eating this loaf.

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    2. Fresh, warm, oven baked bread with oodles of butter! Nothing like it!

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  3. I wouldn't care what it looked like if it was tasty!

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    1. Taste is the most important.

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  4. I wish I was as talented with my braiding as you! I know, I know, practice. Just beautiful!!

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    1. You got it, practice, practice. But, it's fun practice and the end, we get to gobble up the results.

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  5. Yummy, I do like baking bread myself but don't do it often enough

    Ian

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    1. What is your favorite bread to bake?

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  6. the bread looks yummy

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  7. Your post reminds me that I am hungry!

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    1. I hope you get something yummy.

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  8. Unless it's hard as a rock, bread is goooood. Especially warm with plenty of butter. Oh man, now I want some! :)

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    1. Ends were a little hard but not so hard we couldn't enjoy it. There's a wee bit left that will become breadcrumbs. Love those.

      Hope your weekend was fun.

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  9. What lovely weaving! I adore it when food is not only tasty to eat, but an aesthetic sight for the eyes too. :)

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  10. That bread looks so delicious. Perhaps I shouldn't have clicked her so close to supper! Now I'm even hungrier!

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    1. Wish you could reach through and grab a piece.

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  11. It looks so good. How many times have I said how much I love bread.

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  12. you make me wish I liked baking better.

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    1. What don't you like about it?

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  13. I'm not much of a baker, but I'd like to be—especially because of bread!

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    1. It's fun to do with kids, too. Do you have a bread you like to eat the best?

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  14. Looks fine to me?? If its too flat give it to the dogs you can play frisbee with it!

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  15. Love your braid work - looking good!

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    1. Thanks Jen. Thought I'd show a fallen one then when I redo this six strand, I'll post a comparison.

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  16. Six strands?! My mind is officially blown!

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  17. Have you been baking sourdough?

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