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It is not always pretty, and here is the proof

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OldWoodenSpoon

It is not always pretty, and here is the proof

I think I'll post these here, and then start a new "Ugly Loaf" thread in the General forum.  It seems I'm always posting loaves I'm proud of because they look nice (to me), so it is time to admit I'm human.  Really, really human.


I spent the day yesterday baking, and making a giant batch of Red Sauce for pasta and lasagna.  In and among all of that I also started a batch of sourdough bread to ferment overnight and bake tonight.  Tonight, my wife made us a lasagna for dinner from the red sauce out of the refrigerator, and I planned to follow that in the oven with my bread.  The sauce was cold, the cheese was not thawed out, and things took a lot longer than planned, so by the time the oven was free and up to bread temperature, my loaves were, shall we say, more than ready!


On top of that, I broke the bottom of my La Cloche baker last week (another story for another time) so I started experimenting with the inverted roasting pan for steaming.  Yesterday went okay, but I need lots of practice!  Today these over-proofed loaves bested me easily.  The first stuck to the peel, which was not big enough for it's over-proofed girth anyway.  It ended up in almost the middle of my baking shelf and I could not move it.  I pushed the second one in alongside as close as I could get it and told my wife "This is going to be ugly." in my best deadpan tone.  I was right.  Here's proof!



The two loaves were overlapping "a little bit" in the middle.  They also spread out plenty when they hit the stone, and I could not get the roaster pan "around" them, so it sat on them, kinda, at the edges.  The results are worth a picture, and it says the prescribed 1000 words easily.  Many of them unprintable!



So, there it is in all it's glory.  An edible lesson.  Ah, the joys of baking.


Thanks for stopping by, and I'll bet this never happened to you.
OldWoodenSpoon

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Mini Oven

:)

OldWoodenSpoon's picture
OldWoodenSpoon

Thanks Mini!  You had me laughing so hard over on the "Ugly Loaf" thread I was afraid I would wake my wife!


OldWoodenSpoon

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

an idea where I can find twin banettons.  :)  

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teketeke

I saw kind of bread's looking on Glenn's blog. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/20093/greeksiamese-twins-bread-quotpsourdough-psiamese-psomisquot


 I have actually damaged one of the two dough because I didnt trim the parchment paper around the dough so that the parchment paper poke the one.  It came out a funny looking bread, too. 


I don't think that it is ugly.  As Glenn said, It is  twins bread!   Mini oven's expression made me laugh, too!


Akiko