It was amusing to wake up this morning and see all of the bubbles exploding in the dough. According to the recipe, that was a good sign. However, after 17 hours I tried to fold the very wet, sticky dough over onto itself and I knew I had a problem. I was nervous until I got to the part of the recipe that says, “it may look like a mess, but that is O.K.” Sadly, it just didn’t rise as much as it should have. Instead, it’s a very tasty flat bread but that doesn’t stop us from eating it.
So, I’m off to the grocery store to buy more instant-rise yeast and I’ll be making the Cooks Illustrated Whole Wheat version over the weekend. I’m already a big fan of the use of parchment paper instead of a towel that ends up a sticky mess.