Friday, July 19, 2013

Challah bread and a lesson from Science

The eruption of the Pompeii. The Storm of the Century. Apollo 13. Paraguay's 2014 World Cup Qualifier campaign. Windows Vista. These are some tragedies of science and engineering. Today, we can add to this list whatever it was I tried to do in my kitchen.

If there's something that I've learned from science (SCIENCE!) is that we are not always right. Scientists have wrong hypothesis and make a lot of mistakes. Every now and then, scientific discoveries break whatever grounds we were standing on and introduce new perspectives. Today I learned that this can happen in the kitchen, too.

The idea was simple: make challah bread for a nice family dinner. The theory was simple: the recipe is here. The execution was nearly perfect. Look at the before and after pictures.

This is what it looked like before.

This is what it looked like after. Disastrous. This is what it should've looked like. 
So, the moral of the story is shit happens. I'll try again and repost later or update this post. Shabbat shalom.

Until the next post!

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