Lesson on distraction
Here's is just a lesson on distraction. Today I was making English Muffins, since it was a cold rainy day here in Southern California I decided to use the oven to get them to rise. I turned the oven on to 350 for about 15 seconds to warm it while I was doing this my 16 year old son distracted me and instead of turning the oven off I turned it to Broil, then I put my pans in to let the dough rise. A little while later I started smelling what smelled like baking bread. I went to the kitchen, checked the stove and discovered my mistake. I was horrified. I pulled the pans out to find my muffins fully baked. They taste fine and I got great oven spring, they just have a really dense crumb. I have to just laugh about it now. Just a lesson that no matter what is going on around you, pay attention to your baking.