An Epic FAIL

Every great chef hits a bump in the road sometimes.  I hit a huge speed bump.  I was trying to make bread for my mom and dad’s dinner party.  My friend was over and helping me make the dough.  We were fooling around and we forgot to add the salt.  I figured that not adding the salt wasn’t that big of a deal but I was wrong!!!! It looked and smelled amazing but you can’t judge the bread by it’s crust.  It tasted like cardboard.  My little sister even threw her slice away.  Lesson learned and I’d love to try this again.  This isn’t my recipe.  I found it online.  Check it out below and DON’T FORGET THE SALT!



3 Cups of bread flour plus more for dusting

1 tsp of active dry yeast

1 1/2 tsp of salt (DON’T FORGET THE SALT!)

1 1/2 cups of warm water

Mix flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl.  Add the water and stir just until all of the dry ingredients are combined. The dough will be wet and shaggy (not like the guy from Scooby-Doo). Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rise for 8-24 hours.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Put the dutch oven inside the oven empty while it preheats.  Once the oven is at 450 degrees, put the dough in the pan and cover.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Take the cover off and bake for 15 more minutes.  Cool on a cooling rack.  Serve with butter or olive oil and herbs.

2 thoughts on “An Epic FAIL

  1. mellyfanny

    Beautiful color. Too bad you forgot the salt. Mise end place is the key my friend! I measure out everything before I begin. Keeps me from getting distracted.


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