Throwing away unsuccessful bread?
I am a novice bread baker, and while I am generally very pleased with my bakes, I do mess up sometimes and end up with rather unsuccessful bread. I always try to figure out where I went wrong, and always end up learning from the experience and feel like I improve each time. I guess that's how it goes!
Yesterday I made some breakfast buns and substituted some of the AP flour with sesame flour as an experiment. They ended up dry, dense and hard as bricks. They had a bitter aftertaste as well. I gave some to my mum – she is not fussy and eats pretty much anything I make – but even she didn't like them very much. I am now of course assessing what went wrong.
I put the rest of the buns in the freezer, but just looking at them makes me annoyed haha. In this day and age when so much food goes to waste, I feel bad for wanting to throw them in the bin. But they are taking up valuable space and I cannot make anything new unless I consume them/get rid of them. I am worried they will just sit there forever. Eating my own failed bread just makes me annoyed and unmotivated! I just want to move on and improve.
Sooo my problem is... what do I do with these failed breads? I can deal with a bread that is only somewhat successful. But I don't want to give shitty tasting bread to friends and family that I wouldn't want to eat myself. I just really don't want to eat them. I live in a city so I can't feed the birds (we have a bit of a seagull problem...). I can't be bothered to make croutons or whatever. Simply put: am I a bad person if I throw them out? What do you guys do with your failed breads?