I have tried on many occasions to make bread and it is just beyond me, still I live in hope that eventually something good will happen.
That day was not today.
I really wanted focaccia, so I watched a video, which made it seem fairly simple and went to it. There are no photos, i went in the bin after the hanging around for an hour hoping it will rise period, although I knew a long time before that that it wasn't going to work out. It all seems to go wrong somewhere between mixing everything together and tipping it out to knead it (I am not doing no knead bread, I can't be doing with having things hanging around overnight). I followed the instructions to the letter, and yet things just didn't seem mixed, so even after the kneading part there was nothing silky or easy to work about the leaden ball on the worktop.
I think I know what the issue is, I just want to be able to do it, I don't want to do it. It seems ridiculous that I can't make something so simple, so I go into it as a challenge not something enjoyable, or even just as a task to be done. Dan always says he can tell when I'm not in the mood for cooking as the food tastes different, I can understand that. Probably just as well the dough went in the bin.
In another few years I'll probably try again.