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14 September 2011 @ 02:43 pm
exploded bread  

I exploded my bread.

exploded bread

(Apparently when I took the dishcloth off the top, it tore the far side of the bread. Which I couldn’t see, what with it being the far side, and it baked that way. Oops. Smells heavenly, though.)

(photo taken with my new phone. I gotta get an app to upload straight to Flickr. (Since I loathe Picasa.))

(I have decided the humane thing to do is chop off the explody bit and eat it with butter and jam. *looks noble*)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on September 14th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)
I think it looks friendly.
kitmizkit on September 14th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
It certainly tastes good! :)
pgwfolcpgwfolc on September 14th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Nothing wrong with slightly exploded baked goods. As long as they are still good.

Besides, it's better than an exploding BOOM-Meringue.
Jason Drakejasondrake on September 14th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Today I am breaking out from bread to cupcakes. Its a baking day all around!
desperancedesperance on September 14th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I absolutely admire your nobility. Absolutely. (I have to cut slashes in my sourdough, to stop it exploding in the oven; and even then, it's sometimes quite eruptive. It's called 'oven spring', and it's a good thing, 'k?)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on September 15th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
It was good of you to put it out of its misery.
secret_gyozasecret_gyoza on September 16th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I can never remember the name of it but the slice on the top of a bread loaf is not a decorative thing. After the bread rises it's important to make a slice or two so that as the bread cooks the air has a way to escape. Without it or sometimes if you wait too long after making the cut before putting the bread into the oven you will have an explosion. Just as delicious but not quite as pretty lol.

Depends on the type of bread of course, some kinds will be just fine but if the dough tore a bit that could have lead to a misplaced cut type of situation when it baked.