Let's share unfortunate kitchen mishaps
I was making overnight ciabatta yesterday. Very wet dough but I managed to get them shaped and flipped nicely onto the back of a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I opened oven, took the cookie sheet with the two beautifully bubbly pieces of dough, ready to slide them onto the stone. Somehow my left hand slipped, and both dough fell face down - one onto the floor, one onto the sizzling oven door! Argh!!! My most "tragic" baking accident to date!
I told that to a baking friend of mine, and she shared her own accident last week. She was making croissants. Nicely shaped and proofed after hours of rising and turning, all ready to go into the oven. She put the sheet of dough on a metal surface to go get egg wash, the bottom of the sheet must've been wet, it happily slided rigth onto the floor! Face down of course (why do they always fall face down? Murphy's law?). In that case, she did burst into tears! (Last night I didn't cry, but I swore up a storm like a truck driver. )
Well, looking back it's all a bit comic really, we can laugh about it now. So any of you here had similar mishaps? Misery loves company, let's share!