With my head hanging low, I post the photos of my soap batch from last night. Oh, there are peaks all right....they're just EVERYWHERE and pointing in all directions. hahaha! Nothing uniform about this look ! I could live with that, but I'm not happy with the sodium lactate I used in hopes of getting a harder bar of soap. My loaf unmolded easily after about ten hours (should have been my first clue), but I thought, "Okay, it's a one pound loaf, so maybe it just sets up faster than what I'm used to with my five pound". It was very crumbly along the edges and the inside texture is just....um, odd.
I'll try again tomorrow night, but wanted to post this as a reminder of what not to try again!!
There are no failures - just attempts that teach - but I admit I'm a bit disappointed. I'm just thankful I made a half recipe for this smaller one pound mold. I hate to waste product, don't you?
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Whooooa ! That's one crazy peaked top !!!
See what I mean about the inside texture? Grainy...athough it really didn't look like that when I poured it (?) too hot maybe? Maybe the sodium lactate?
Cutting the loaf
They look like funky biscotti !
A bit blurry, but a close up of one of the bars
The look I was going for was peaks along the edges and a color swirl in the center.
My swirls are okay, but those peaks are crazy wrong !!