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Too much fun = overproofed

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althetrainer

Too much fun = overproofed

Today was a good day, sort of.  Everything went according to plan and by the afternoon the I had two loaves of sourdough in the oven for the final rise.  It was hot and sunny so I took my 7-year-old out to do some skateboarding.  I thought he wouldn't last more than 20 minutes so I didn't pay attention to the time.  To my surprise, he wanted to go on and we ended up skateboaring for over an hour.  Came back in and suddenly remembered the dough in the oven.  Had a look... dough overflowing each and every direction.  The sandwich loaf was hanging over the edge of the loaf pan and the free form one looked exploded and the surface cracked big time.  I had to laugh because they're the big, the bad, and both very ugly! I didn't want to bother to do a third rise so I went ahead to bake them anyway.  I had never seen an overproofed loaf this big before so that was more funny than sad.  We all looked at the two loaves (now baking) and giggled.  Lesson well learned, never underestimate a 7-year-old and the rising power of wild yeast!  LOL


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JeremyCherfas

Fun's like that. They still look good enough to eat.


Jeremy

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wally

I see an opportunity to make some really big sandwiches!  You've got healthy sourdough there!


Larry

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althetrainer

Thanks guys!  The breads didn't turn out quite the way I wanted but they are some very tasty sourdough.  We have finished half the round one.  Big sandwiches will come pretty soon.  LOL


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Andreas

I think that's one of the beauties of baking your own bread. Even the accidents are so tasty that it doesn't really matter. 


I like the "making really big sandwiches" strategy that Larry proposed. :)

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SusanWozniak

Hey, they are soooo muuuccchhh better than my last loaf which collapsed to a 2" brick!

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althetrainer

My husband tried making a Russian Black bread but turned out to be a black brick, just last week.  He ate part of it anyway! Got to love homemade bread.