Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Another not very successful bread
I've lost my bread mojo.
First, I tried to make bagels. Using the same recipe as always, but MAN did they fail. They didn't rise, at all, and were just sad little things. Compact, hard - I threw the whole thing out, didn't even bother baking them, it wouldn't have worked. I'm guessing possibly my yeast was too old... even though I have no idea how, since I used dry yeast like I always do for those. It *did* come out of an open sachet though, so maybe that's why. Anyway. No bagels.
And then I tried this sourdough bread, which I *will* return to, but on this day it didn't rise properly either. I didn't get those large holes and the right texture. Still a good bread, but not what I wanted.
Maybe it's just too cold to bake right now? (Another reason to hope for spring - soon!) Or, I need a super-reliable recipe to bring me back. Wanna share your favorite? Leave a comment!