April 3, 2016 at 7:07pm

The top of that pizza looks lovely. I'd probably take a fork and eat the good bits out of the burnt shell. I had my own baking fail ON april fools day this year. (Although it never even made it to the baking stage ;) ) I had an really old jar of active dry yeast in the back of the fridge. I'm too embarrassed to say exactly how old it was, but it was still proofing fine so I hadn't bothered to replace it. The last couple weeks it started to proof kinda slow but dough would still rise normally. It was almost gone so I just kept using it up. I baked three loaves of bread last week and it worked fine. Until I threw together a batch of no knead bread and substituted 1/4 cup of beer for some of the water to add a bit of extra flavor. A few hours later, before I went to bed, I went to check the dough and give it a couple of stretch and folds and discovered something that looked and felt exactly like a giant banana slug! Apparently that little bit of alcohol was just too much for the poor old yeast. I stuck it in the oven with the light on overnight to see if a warmer environment could salvage things. In the morning it had risen, but now I just had a warm puffy banana slug on my hands, with little sign of gluten formation. At that point the dough and the yeast went in the trash and I went out and bought a bag of SAF instant yeast :D
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