I was planning to have a delicious roast beef sandwich for lunch -- I had a generous slab of prime rib leftover from Wednesday night’s dinner at Vic Stewart’s.
I mixed up the ingredients for a loaf of bread in the morning, feeling smug about my new-found skill as an artisan. I put the loaf in the pan to double in bulk. It didn’t. It just sat there. Hummmm. I popped it in the oven anyway. It looked pathetic when I pulled it out 35 minutes later. I tried one bite. It was terrible and very salty.
I checked online and learned that too much salt in bread kills the yeast.
I started again. If all else fails, follow the directions
. This time I measured the salt – ½ tablespoon. That is 1 ½ teaspoons. My measuring spoon set does not have a ½ tablespoon spoon. The batch doubled in bulk and I had a fine loaf by late afternoon.
I enjoyed a nice late afternoon sandwich.
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