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Offline Zeb

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Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« on: April 17, 2010, 01:52:33 AM »
Anyone want to join me in posting bread disaster pictures? We could do it as a quiz/bread detective work. 
 What do you think happened here, Watson?  Well, I don't know Holmes, could it be she didn't have a clue what she was doing ?

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 01:07:38 PM »
 :laugh: What a great idea, Joanna! I will look through my pictures tonight . . . I'm sure I have some to add! (and I love your Sherlock/Watson conversation - made me giggle)

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 04:07:06 PM »
LOL! What a cute idea. I'll have to look through my pictures if I can submit something...
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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 09:47:40 AM »
You ask for a bread disaster? Here is the trial to replicate granary bread

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 04:06:36 AM »
That's the ticket Ulrike, splendid stuff!   ;D 

Incidentally in case anyone is wondering how I managed to achieve that towering edifice I posted. I overnighted a bowl of white sourdough in the fridge and then managed to shape it (or rather didn't shape it) without any folding or stretching. It is essentially untamed sourdough behaving badly. Why it rose on an angle like that though is a mystery.....  :doh:
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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 11:39:19 AM »
Recent disaster bread ... vollkornbrot ... fallen apart when cut  :o :o


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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 12:08:08 PM »
That reminds me of my 100% sourdough rye (from the BBA Challenge). NO rise, very dense, and when I tried to slice it for sandwiches, it broke apart into a billion pieces!


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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 05:51:27 PM »
 Nat and Abby - great pictures! Brave souls for posting them too! Hey, did you see the May breads are posted already... better try and be serious again  ;D  pompom
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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 08:13:17 PM »
Well, I don't have any pictures (this was before I was tracking everything) but I did have a couple of run-in with the old oven where it decided to hike up the temp a lot, switched on the top grilling element for no reason and burned the bread nice and black. Set off the fire alarm too. That crappy oven got hoofed and a new oven installed pretty soon after that.

And the Hockey Puck Bagels are another...



Hockey Puck next to the last of the previous batch.
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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 04:36:47 AM »
Joanna,

I like this thread! It's interesting! ;D It reminds me of the movie Julie and Julia!

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 10:37:36 AM »
Hi Nat, I haven't seen that film - is it good?  What is it about? 

Paul - that sounds particularly good fun!  and hockey pucks are always useful to have around....

 The things one has to do to justify buying a new oven hee hee  ;D   

btw I am also very very proud of these two beauties, made from the same batch of dough - I almost gave up baking at this point. The one on the left almost burnt, the one on the right seriously overproved!
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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 12:17:39 PM »
My first attempt at a baguette was so bad I could not take a picture.  It literally weeped off the pan onto the oven elements...   ...smoke alarm time!


My third attempt was wonderful.  But my second, as you can see, was a little strange.  The slicing was off, so the ears burnt.  The loaf came 'undone' at the bottom.  But you will see that it was not a total waste - I cut what went into baguettes by a quarter and experimented with twisty shapes for future use.

I also learned that my oven temp settings are off by thirty degrees.  It is wonderful what a thermometer can do!

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 07:01:20 PM »
I second the comment about loving this thread, Joanna! What a great idea!

(And Julie & Julia is a movie about a girl who decides to bake her way through Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking and blog about it . . . tackles both of their lives . . . got mixed reviews, but I thought it was fun!)

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 08:23:51 AM »
Oh, I have to comment on Julie and Julia as well...   ...I disliked the segments dealing with the present day lady who did the blog, but the flashbacks to Julia and Paul Child were hilarious!  I am a typical guy who likes "guy" movies, but I really liked Julie and Julia!

(Oh-oh, my wife might read this.  I have spent years ripping on Meryl Streep, but she was incredible in this movie!)

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Re: Bread disaster pictures anyone?
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 06:29:02 AM »
I;m such a bad blogger... forgot to take a picture of my shoe soles flat first attempt bagels.... had to bin them. Making a mental note here not to forget to shoot disasters.
Joanna, I totally love your mouse cathedral, it's probably hard to eat, but it looks so dramatic, wonderful shot!