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If the water temperature was 120* F or higher, the yeast was probably killed. It is best to let the yeast sit in the warm liquid for about 5 minutes or so, but adding the flour and remaining ingredients too quickly really shouldn't have affected the dough all that much.
What temperature was your warm water? It is hard to tell but it looks like your yeast didn't correctly activate. I like to heat liquid to 110* F before adding yeast.
Food is not he enemy. What people do with food can be be detrimental.   Food is nourishment. It is vital to our survival, but at the same time it so much more than that.   "There is communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk." MARY FRANCES KENNEDY FISHER, Conversations with M. F. K. Fisher   Eating and cuisine should be an act of nurturing.   Why on earth, if I love and respect myself, would I turn stewardship of my...
  Petals that plating is fantastic. We do spring roll apps at work and I might borrow your presentation idea sometime if you have no objections. Not quite sure how to work them into catering, but it is too good to pass up. Absolutely beautiful and clever. Kudos!!!
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I just saw the commercial for the first time. I actually found it to be mildly amusing. I don't think anyone in their right mind mistakes it for a documentary on chefs and our profession. It is a commercial for god's sake. People need to lighten up and not take themselves so seriously. "“Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.” ― Jim Butcher
Thanks, I had fun with it. It was PLAYTIME!!! ... What can I say, I am easily amused and entertained.
While it is true that Hindus don't eat beef, not all people from India are Hindus. Off the top of my head, I know that beef dishes show up in the cuisines of Goa and Kerala. However, naan is not usually made into bread pudding either. Never claimed that I wasn't a heretic.
  naan bread pudding topped with a coconut chutney eggplant bharta chana dal salad dressed with an avocado and hummus vinaigrette cherry tomatoes flank steak with imli chatni
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