Multi-tasking, bread suffers
Well today has not been my day. It started out o.k., fed the starters, took my photos, and set out to start constructing a Marbled Loaf. The goal was to take 3 different colored doughs, (green, white, pink) and mix them into a wonderful round loaf with the colors swirling throughout.
Well I got as far as having all 3 doughs made out. The green dough was a Spinach dough. The white was a plain sweetened dough, and the pink was a tomato dough. This recipe was out of Bernard Clayton's "New Complete Book of Breads".
Now I have seen photos of this finished bread in another book at the bookstore, but it didnt post a recipe for it. How elated I was to find it in this book. However, soon after the three were in their seperate bowls my mutitasking began. Unfortunately, my muti's surpassed my abilitites to task. And my poor doughs sat waaayyy tooo looonnnggg before I was able to get back to them. About 2 1/2 hours too long. When I finally got back home, I did what I could to salvage my debacle. I just did a simple braid, baked and hoped for the best.
Oh well, I will try again next weekend.
I just cut open the loaf, it tastes good, the spinach section is my favorite. The tomato, would be my least favorite. This however could be because of my errors. I will try this again, just to see what it tastes like done correctly.