Today I sent a bread out into the world that I wasn't satisfied with. In fact, it's eating at me that I sent out this imperfect specimen and people might think that I was satisfied with it. Missy took it to the office with her and I called AND texted her telling her that maybe she should just 'pitch it.' She didn't and I told her she simply HAD to let everyone know how dissatisfied I am with this bread. I think she thinks I'm a little crazy obsessed and I'm not saying I'm not, but she agreed to explain. I hope she manages the right note of obsessed earnestness in her tone.
It's supposed to be a sourdough made with Roasted Garlic and Extra Sharp Cheddar with a hint of Oregano.
Except the oregano has all but disappeared in appearance and definitely in taste. The garlic? Well, let's just say if I hadn't told you that it was there you would have never guessed. The cheddar dominates which isn't necessarily a bad thing because I wanted it to have a strong cheddar taste. Buuuuut---extra sharp cheddar + sourdough makes it a little too tangy.
The garlic and oregano should be easy to adjust. The question is--Do I tone down the cheddar or go with a non-sourdough?
It sure does look pretty though, doesn't it?