So here's a first-ever do this?
I just got done dissecting the hard,cooked spots out of my beautiful double loaf of dough that was rising in the combination oven/microwave. Can you figure out what I did?
I was on the phone when I put the container of dough in the pre-warmed oven for its first rise. I latched the oven and walked away, not realizing that the microwave timer was engaged and stuck (it's old-like me).About 5 min later, I heard the microwave going and realized my dough was being microwaved! Yikes! The control was stuck "on" but I was able to finally get it shut off and took out my lovely,fragrant dough.Too fragrant.
When I dumped this warm,lovely dough onto the counter I though all was well but I knew the minute I touched it that there were some problems. There were several hard spots that had cooked.
(Comment for female readers- It was wierd in that it kind of reminded me of my last breast exam! Semi-seriously,now I know what a lump will feel like-it was eerie. Several little lumps were distributed throughout the dough.Must be my medical background but it is a good reminder I thought I'd share.)
All in all I only lost about 1/4 lb.When I cut into the hard spots, it showed a cooked center with a great crumb and it even tasted good! Oh, well-life goes on and there is dough to rise. I stretched and folded and put it back to continue rising.It should make a fine-tasting 1 1/2 loaves!
So now I know what happens when dough is microwaved.