Wednesday bread day: unmitigated disaster!

May 21, 2008 | By | Comments (5)

My plan was to make cheese bread with lots of parmesan and some aged gouda I bought yesterday. I also decided to make an extra loaf, because I love cheese bread. I lowered the oven rack to make room for the extra baking sheet, which was a big mistake. The bread was too close to the heating element at the bottom of the oven, and the bottom burned to a crisp. What a waste of cheese. I cut off the burnt part and it tastes all right, but the fact remains that today I have failed utterly as a baker. I’m ashamed. Embarrassing photo below. I’ll be back next Wednesday with some non-burnt bread.


Please leave me some pity in the comments.


  1. Fiber Gourmet Pasta

    Yikes! I guess you can’t quite ‘scrap’ off all that charred layer.
    I find adding cheese to baked recipes often results in burned tops on the first try (I never learn.)

    November 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm
  2. Dianne

    I think baking disasters happen to us all. You’re brave though, I would have hidden mine! 😉

    June 8, 2008 at 11:08 am
  3. Bonnie Lewis-Tschannen

    I’ve been there…your just trying to make a tasty treat when something like this happens.

    June 3, 2008 at 9:38 pm
  4. jen

    I snuck a piece off your desk and never would have known the hell it’d been through.

    May 21, 2008 at 2:39 pm
  5. Kim

    As Homer Simpson would say, “Dough!” Oh well, cutting the burnt parts off should mitigate the disaster.

    May 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

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