Wednesday, February 3, 2010
So you know the saying, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade", right? Well, I have been experiencing something similar with my multiple dough mishaps in my bread making mania. I suppose it would go something like, "When your dough doesn't rise and is a strange, heavy ball - make crackers, cinnamon breadsticks or an onion & gorgonzola flat bread."
I got a message from a dear friend & reader last night saying, "did you really make that bread?" And of course I said, "what? you think it was stunt bread?!" I nevah!! So before you all start thinking I have more super powers than I do, I shall confess, that my first attempt at foccacia ended up in the trash. My second attempt would have probably followed in it's footsteps, but my waste-not-want-not mother wouldn't allow it. So we came up with the improv above. And they were really good!
And while we're in the confessional here, I still have my favorite saucepan soaking on the stove due to a recent scorching... Of um, oatmeal. Yes, I burned oatmeal the other day. How do you even DO that? Well, I can.
So we're all on even ground here. If at first you burn down the kitchen, try, try again!!
But for the record, on the THIRD try with the same recipe, I finally produced a beautiful batch of foccacia!
Ahhh, happy endings...............
Posted by H at 10:59 AM