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9Jul/10

Now With Less Yeast and More Expletives.


This is the first time I made bread. Sad, but true. I've put it off for far too long and I decided that today was the day. I was full of misplaced optimism and enthusiasm. It was great.

Have you ever thought you followed a recipe to the letter and then you realize that you skipped one crucial step or forgot one key ingredient? Yeah, I wouldn't recommend you do that with bread. Like I did.

Which ingredient would you say is the most important in bread? That's right, yeast of course. So here I was covering my freshly kneaded hunk of dough to rise feeling pretty happy with myself. I reread the recipe for about the gazillionth time and I realized to my horror that I didn't add enough yeast. How could I have missed that? I added 1 1/2 packages of yeast, not the 2 1/2 it called for.

Needless to say there were expletives involved. Birds flew away. Flowers wilted. Squirrels ran for cover.

I half expected my dough not to rise at all and instead be left with a spongy glossy lump of stubborn goo. Either that or there was going to be an explosion of some sort. I don't know why when anything goes wrong I always brace myself for an explosion. To my surprise and delight I was wrong. So wrong.

French Bread with Brown Butter Spread. Hey that rhymes. And yes, it's as awesome as it sounds.

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