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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 09:22 PM
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1. Hard to say
I'd guess at too little salt. But its just a guess. Dough has damned few ingredients. The flavor comes from two things ...... yeast and salt. As the yeast develops (ferments, literally) it gains the taste we all associate with bread. Salt, however, is the flavor enhancer. Too salty is bad, to be sure. But too little salt is no good either.

I don't know that I'd have added the egg to the starter. I'm not saying you shouldn't, just that I've never done it. I don't know what the effect of that could be. :shrug:

So that'd be my guess .......... too little salt.
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  -ok the bread thing... it looks right, rises right, the dough stretches AZDemDist6  Mar-04-05 07:13 PM   #0 
  - Hard to say  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-04-05 09:22 PM   #1 
  - the egg went in AFTER the starter proofed,  AZDemDist6   Mar-04-05 11:22 PM   #3 
  - Way too little salt...  housewolf   Mar-05-05 03:28 PM   #5 
     - I knew we wuz gunna like you being here!  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-05-05 04:05 PM   #7 
        - Your message made me smile  housewolf   Mar-05-05 04:20 PM   #8 
           - LOL oh yeah H2S is too modest by half  AZDemDist6   Mar-05-05 05:17 PM   #9 
           - What's your ingredients list?  housewolf   Mar-05-05 05:37 PM   #11 
              - Joy of Cooking circa 1979  AZDemDist6   Mar-05-05 06:00 PM   #12 
                 - I have a 1973 paperback Joy of Cooking  eleny   Mar-05-05 07:39 PM   #13 
                 - thanks for checking eleny!! n/t  AZDemDist6   Mar-05-05 08:14 PM   #14 
                 - Okaaayyy... "Gluten Bread"  housewolf   Mar-05-05 09:21 PM   #15 
                    - darn, I was just looking for a basic bread recipe using bread flour  AZDemDist6   Mar-05-05 09:31 PM   #16 
                       - Sure... I posted 3 recipes in a separate post  housewolf   Mar-05-05 11:41 PM   #17 
                          - ahhh Hwolf, thanks again. i have printed out the recipes from the other  AZDemDist6   Mar-06-05 09:48 AM   #18 
                             - Freezing Dinner Rolls  housewolf   Mar-06-05 11:57 AM   #19 
                                - i got King A flour from our democratic grocery chain Basha's  AZDemDist6   Mar-06-05 12:29 PM   #20 
                                   - You sound like a woman after my own heart...  housewolf   Mar-06-05 04:35 PM   #21 
           - Uh...... yeah .... many years ago  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-05-05 05:20 PM   #10 
  - I've made a starter with eggs in it  housewolf   Mar-05-05 03:41 PM   #6 
  - where's housewoof? n/t  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-04-05 09:56 PM   #2 
  - dunno I was hoping she;d check in LOL n/t  AZDemDist6   Mar-04-05 11:22 PM   #4 
  - I'd recommend a preferment.  Willy Lee   Mar-08-05 11:19 AM   #22 

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