Bread is one of those things that I love making but failed often. I know that if I follow Marie's lead and bake through the Bread Bible I will get better, but that's a discussion for another day.
When the bread failed, it's usually still in edible stage, just not the consistency or shape that I think they are supposed to be.
I'm usually blaming the failure on the dryness and high altitude climate here (5,000 feet), and my incompetence. In that order.
Pita bread, for example, I've made 4 times but this is the first time that every single one of them puff up in the oven and produce the pockets that are expected of pita bread.
Rose said that the dough needs to be wet enough otherwise it won't produce the pockets. I always thought my dough was wet enough but I know now that it's not.
What really put the icing on the cake, so to speak, is that the last bread turned out to be such a lovely shape. Completely coincidental!!! I didn't even noticed it until I organized all the bread to take the 1st photo.
And when I realized it, I decided that this heart-shaped bread deserved it's own photo.