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19 May 2008 @ 10:44 pm
 
The curse of Bread Fail may be broken. At the very least, it's bent.

To be fair, focaccia's kind of a cheat. There's no kneading and - really - beyond mixing and then, at some point, poking your fingers into the dough to make dimples*, next to no labor. I did find that I need to press the rosemary into the dough (I thought the bread would bake up around it. hmmm.) as well as be a bit more liberal with the seasoning. I was so worried about over-salting that I erred on the side of bland.

Too, I'm still feeling out my oven. I've not done a lot of baking since we got the new girl. The focaccia browned much more quickly than I'd anticipated, and yet it was ever so veryvery slightly underdone in the center. Still... save for the too-golden minutely-underdoneness and the timidity in seasoning, it wasn't bad. It did not Fail.

Next time, I think I'll make two round loaves instead of one rectangular. And I'll spice it properly. Oh, and I'm using my KitchenAid mixer rather than my food processor. Gracious, but the latter hated mixing that dough.
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Rennierengirlie87 on May 20th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
has thou considered a bread machine? semi cheating, but they come spelled against dark sourcery. no joke, check the labels.
barleymashbarleymash on May 22nd, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
What a coincidence. I just had a fresh focaccia sandwich (and I mean JUST had it, like two minutes ago) and it was DELICIOUS. The curse of breadfail has been shattered!