Monday, September 1, 2008
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of a good friend and trusted partner. I had to throw away my Polder thermometer today. It had served me well for quite a few years. Today, as I was preparing to bake bread, I thought the temperature of the water for my sponge should have been a lot lower than what the thermometer was reading.
I pulled out the deep frying thermometer to confirm my suspicions. Alas, I was right. I still wasn't ready to say goodbye, so I tried to recalibrate my trusty Polder. You're supposed to stick it in ice water until it registers 23-41 F. Not so much as you can see by the photo below.
Goodbye, Polder! Parting is such sweet sorrow.
at 3:43 PM