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Disaster

mudman's picture
mudman

Disaster

So last night I decided to make some bread, mixed in the bread machine and then baked in the oven but I forgot it and went to sleep.  This morning it was over the top of the container in the machine so I gathered it up and mixed it again.  I decided to let it proof on parchment paper and then just put it on my stone like that.  Well as soon as I got it in the oven I realized 2 things.  My 10 year old pizza stone was cracked down the middle and the paper was wax paper!  I grabbed it out, dropped in on the door and then decided rather than throwing it I would scrap as much off onto the stone as I could and see what happened.  Well, it is the ugliest loaf I have ever made, but it tastes good, and low and behold, I got the bubbly crumb that always eludes me.  Very ironic.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

pans and sheets?  Smoked a bit but it worked.  Don't know about the paper though, might have been good for the first half of the bake until the crust had a chance to set.   Congratulations on the crumb!  now! ...repeat!  :)

mudman's picture
mudman

The oven was hot and the paper started smoking as soon as it hit the stone.  Hmm, repeat.  No thank you.  :)

gmagmabaking2's picture
gmagmabaking2

without the wax paper!?

All at Sea's picture
All at Sea

... is one tough cookie! :^)

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

with a pinch sour.   :)    

sour apple, sour grape, sour gooseberry...  by the way...

I got too many gooseberries any suggestions?     I've heard gooseberry-kiwi  and gooseberry-banana...

All at Sea's picture
All at Sea

... all those gooseberries with some kiwi or banana for company, would make a lovely fool. (Well, this fool is certainly very partial to goosed berries, and with just enough honey or muscavado sugar to offset their lip-puckering tartness.)

(Whoops. Thread deviation apologies ... but then man does not live by (incinerated) bread alone. :0) )

All at Sea

 

 

PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

of gooseberry pie.  I never much cared for them as a kid; don't know what I might think of them now that my palate has, um, matured.

Paul

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

admit it but, I suspect this is how they get that great open crumb too - except the wax paper catches the kitchen on fire and when they drop the loaf on the glass door of the oven it breaks too :-)

All at Sea's picture
All at Sea

... was due to gazillions of shell-shocked little yeasties exploding in shock at such an ignominious despatch!

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dabrownman

bake I made after joining TFL was to try David Snyder's fine San Joaquin.  It was one huge nightmare with one deep abyss after another explored completely.  The oven didn't catch fire as it should have  but the smoke alarms were going off and the rocks I used for steam were stinky in the extreme - especially when steaming.    Nothing like stink, smoke and some fire to dispatch and extinguish those beasties properly in a proper, if ignominious, explosion.  Funny now - sort of.  I'm told that some of the stink still lingers.  I can't smell it anymore - but I do still dream about it :-)

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Mini Oven

how did that dough reach the floor and the back bending motion twisting flipping dough back into the oven?   Was the bread machine a real mess?  overflow?    ... details at eight!   

"Oh darn!  the smoke blocked the video images!"   

mudman's picture
mudman

My 3 kids were watching in amazement, they could probably give a great commentary for the news report.  The bread machine, um yes, overflowed.   My son just keep saying, that bread will be good, and I just said, please, stop talking about the bread. 

I usually get out my peel and am pretty efficient with my bread making, but I was tired and....

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

they will have learned something profound (we hope) about never giving up and plugging on against the odds.  Yes, you get your sleep... 3 kids!   You better get some sleep!  Summer time and the kids grow like weeds!   That is one great son you've got there.  Mine also throws words of encouragement to me.  Gosh they sure do know how to melt your heart!    Pretty smart those sons of ours.  He was right you know.  

Did you manage a photo for the ugly file?  :)

mudman's picture
mudman

No picture taken.  I could have taken one this morning if my puppy hadn't jumped up on the counter and eaten the rest of it.  Just keeps getting better and better.   On the bright side I have a very nice looking loaf of sourdough in the oven as we speak.  I will store this one up in the cabinet.