Sunday, July 07, 2013

Flour smells like soap

Recently a batch of bread I made had an aftertaste like soap.  Then the next day my wife made pizza dough from the same flour and yeast, and it had the same effect.

Searching online, I read about lactic bacteria contaminating bread starters, particularly if they're too wet.  But today when I went to make another batch of bread, I noticed that the flour had the same smell.

So it looks the flour somehow got contaminated, although I don't see anything else about it online.

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