A win for learning but a loss for dinner.
A bit of a baking failure today.
I finally finished building my brick oven this month. I had a successful pizza party right off the bat. However bread was the adventurer I was really after.
I'll start off by saying I wasn't sure how long the oven would need to get to proper temp and I definitely underestimated the time.
When my dough was ready to bake the oven was not up to temperature yet. Poor timing on all accounts.
When I finally put the loaves in they were over prooved. On top of that I hadn't had the fire going long enough to retain the heat for the bake.
After reading out the coals and putting the key proceed enough in the oven cooled down to an inadequate temperature.
The words of my father are now ringing in my ears "If you are only baking once a month you are never going to learn". My father who was the owner a artisanal bakery during my childhood. I may have grown up in a bakery but not everything about baking was committed to memory. To be honest I wanted to go play as a child not package bread or make dozens of rolls.
Today was a win for learning but a loss for dinner.