Since I have shared some successes on this site, I thought I would share a not so good outcome. Today I was baking sourdough loaves for out-of-town visitors to take back to their home in Madison Wisconsin tomorrow. I decided to make them two loaves of BBA sourdough with pecans and some whole wheat and rye flours. So I scaled up my recipe to make 3 loaves, so I could taste the result before I gave the loaves to them. I baked the first two, since I don't have room to bake three at once, thinking that if the third one was a bit over-risen because of the extra wait for the oven, I would not care, since my husband and I would keep that one.
Well, what happened is I was taking that first batch of two out of the oven and....the first loaf went flying off of the rack onto the floor!!!!! Naturally it was the better looking of the two! (I am usually pleased with the flavor of the breads that I make, but the shaping could use some improvement.)
Thank goodness the loaf that I baked by itself came out without mishap. So I will send our friends off with the loaves that made it out of the oven properly, and my husband and I will abide by the "5 second rule." I am sure it will be fine for us to eat, but not to give away. It looked only a bit worse for wear, having some cracks in the crust from the mishap!
BBA Sourdough With Pecans- 5 Second Rule!
The other loaves that I am giving away