Cut Your Losses

IMG_1979This is not the Food Network. Not every recipe is a success in the real world. Sometimes, you just have to cut your losses and dump the disaster in the trash. Today was one of those days.

Perhaps I should have known better. A bread recipe containing predominantly whole wheat flour and a cup of hummus had hockey puck written all over it. But Hummus Bread sounded pretty healthy, and it was a recipe from a reputable source, so I decided that it was worth a try. Besides that, homemade hummus is a staple around here. We like the flavor and texture, so there’s usually a container in the refrigerator.

So I made the bread. The fact that it took about three hours to rise (instead of the single hour noted in the recipe) should have been my first clue that we were dealing with a potential door stop, but I forged. The second rise went more smoothly, so I had some hope. The bread came out of the oven looking good.

Looks were deceiving however. It was heavy, dense, and slightly gummy. Ever the optimist, I thought that toasting might improve the texture. It did help the texture a little, but did nothing for the taste. Or lack of taste.

So the saga ended with a thud at the bottom of the trash.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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