|Mmmm...Homemade bread. Mouth watering, right?|
I mixed up the ingredients and let it sit overnight for the first rise. Everything looked just as it should until it came time to turn the dough out and form it into a ball for the second rise. The pictures showed a beautifully formed ball of silky smooth dough. What I had was a big, glob of ooky, sticky, gummy mess. I meant to take a picture, but my hands were too glopped up to even think about it! By the time I got done wrestling 'the blob', as I referred to it in my head, I was seriously regretting my decision making capabilities. Determined to make it work, I perservered.
The recipe says to heat the dutch oven for 30 minutes at 425-450 degrees. When I opened the oven door, I realized that the pot was smoking. It had the sickly overheated Crisco smell. The comments on the recipe had mentioned the possibility, so I just kept forging on. I dumped my poor excuse for bread dough in the pot, put on the lid, set the timer, and hoped for the best.
When it was done, I took off the lid and my hopes for a miraculous transformation were completely squashed. My bread was ugly. There was no getting around that point. I just hoped that it tasted good.
|The Bread of Frankenstein!|