i've had a tremendous series of failures over the past 30 hours

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  1. Harry Gibbs

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    first off, i tried to make a different kind of rye bread today that uses pickle juice. it did not turn out. at all. in fact, it reminded me of my very first attempt at making bread when i made a loaf of honey wheat that turned out like a brick. this rye turned out even worse though. here are some pictures. each one weighs like 8 lbs and has the consistency inside of very compact playdough. failure 1:

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    here's an avocado on its side next to the rye loaves to show how flat they are...

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    i will also include getting my vetyver by l'occitane in that series of failures. that stuff suuuuucks.

    never buy it.

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    i made that queso blanco dip this afternoon and man did it turn out like total shit. i was grainy and mealy and had terrible flavor and i couldn't even eat any of it after two chips worth. i don't know what i did to fuck it up, but i really fucked it up.

    never again.
     
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    sounds serious
     
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    My cadillac's radio was acting up today.
     
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    that's pretty much it. pretty terrible day and a quarter.

    #whitedinkusproblems
     
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    Thinking of you in these difficult times
     
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    i had a few successes too. one was before 30 hours ago and it was my previous rye bread that i made using the far superior no-knead method...

    one loaf is still dusted in flour for a more rustic look and the other i rubbed with butter right when i took it out of the oven...just experimenting.

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    it's been rough. i'm also a little sad about some stuff.
     
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    another good thing that happened was these killer dark chocolate and sea salt cookies i made last night.

    the secrets? use melted butter that is slightly chilled and then chill the dough for 30 minutes before scooping onto the baking sheet. look at this dough...

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    each cookie is a quarter cup's worth of dough. i sprinkled a little sea salt on each one. i wish i had flaked sea salt but i didn't.

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    about 6 minutes into it, right when i turn the pan in the oven...

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    Grainy and mealy. That's exactly how ours turned out. No good at all.
     
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    after 13 minutes. believe it or not, i'm about to pull them out of the oven, just like this...

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    it was the worst. if i ever make it at home i'm sticking with the stupid mid-westerner style queso dip which is velveeta and a few other things in it. i hate it but i'm doomed to only being able to make that style queso.
     
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    so i did pull them from the oven and left them on the hot baking sheet outside of the oven in order to finish cooking.

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    centers look uncooked but they firm up nicely and these cookies stay chewy and soft with a nice bite to them for days.

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    Velveeta mixed with a can of Rotel tomatoes is really pretty good for home made.
     
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    they're bigger than they look. banana for scale.

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