Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Worst Sourdough Ever
Okay, maybe not worst ever, but not good. (I've made some pretty bad bread in my time.)
We've had temps in the upper 90s here. Making sourdough bread in the heat presents special challenges as it is, and taking a shortcut in attempt to avoid heating up the house first thing in the morning doesn't really help.
I've had trouble making cheese as well lately because it's often easier to warm the milk than to cool it, and the heat is making it hard to maintain the proper temperatures. But the good news is that when you're working with microbes in your food (and it's better to work with them than to fight them!), it's not so much a matter of failure as it is of making adjustments. What I'm saying is, it isn't bad, it's just... different.
Bread pudding, anyone?