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Some things I dislike:

  • Cities that are named after planets
  • Running out of shaving cream after only shaving one leg
  • Getting a muscle cramp while trying to take off my jacket in the car
  • Spending 5 days trying to cultivate a sourdough starter and having it FAIL MISERABLY on the big baking day.

Basically, I think I got some fermentation out of the seed culture, but not enough. I had a feeling things weren’t going to go my way, but I decided to make the dough anyway. After letting it sit out for four hours, it had not risen whatsoever. So, there were five days and nine cups of flour that I’ll never get back. Well, Peter Reinhart, I have tried your seed culture instructions twice and have had zero success. I think I’m going to have to move on to another source if I’m ever going to get this damn sourdough off the ground.

Anyway, here is an image to brighten up this short and sweet (no pun intended—HA!) blog.


“Pies, Pies, Pies” (1961), by Wayne Thieubaud

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