Fellow bread bakers…HELP. What the heck happened here?
I’ve been baking bread since elementary school and I have never seen anything like this before.
I used the same recipe I’ve been using for weeks…the hotdog bun dough…now minus the ascorbic acid which I’ve done before with no problem.
When I took the bread out of the oven and left it on the counter it looked like this…
When I returned 20 minutes later it looked like this…
It was like some kind of weird rubber texture. I’ve had bread fall before but never like this. Usually when it falls it’s kinda gooey / undercooked inside. This was fully cooked and rubbery. Rubbery. Something I didn’t think was even possible with gluten – free flour.
Tried again today and it was perfect but I still can’t stop trying to figure out what happened with the dough above.
Let’s see what else…
Tried this packet of dehydrated refrieds. It’s vegetarian and contains nothing but dehydrated pintos and salt. My usual canned brand has vinegar and acidic preservatives so I had to try something else since that’s too acidic for Mama L right now and I didn’t feel like making them from scratch.
Now y’all remember…I grew up in south Texas. Mama L says she and Meme used to feed me refrieds like baby food before I started solids. I’m super picky about my refrieds. OK…Ok…I’m super picky about everything…but nothing more so than my Tex-Mex. 😉
At first I didn’t think I was going to like these at all. They didn’t seem to be rehydrating very well…
so I added more water…a lot more water. The directions said to use 2 1/4 cups water. I ended up needing a total of 4 cups (the extra water added 1/4 cup at a time) to get these to pass my refried ‘test’. Once I got them to the right consistency they were actually really good. I’ll definitely buy them again.
Homemade chalupa shells for
Bean / cheese / guac chalupas. I had salsa because I don’t need to eliminate acid. Mama L ate hers with a bean burrito made from a homemade gluten – free tortilla and homemade queso.
I’m not sure what my posting sched will be this week. Mama L has her thyroid scan way out of town later this week and I have a Dr’s appointment way out of town the next day.