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Making Exceptional Yeast Cakes, Week 3

Last time, on yeast cake adventures, we flipped  the yeast cakes . Today, we're going to gather  them.  Excitement! 至二七日, 聚 麴,還令塗戶,莫使風入。 After another seven days, gather the cakes, again mud the door, allowing no wind to enter. I double checked to see if there was more meaning to that word (bolded in the original and in the translation), and there really isn't: 聚 jù Middle Chinese dzjuX collect(ion), assemble, gather together, group(ing); (a)mass, accumulate. assembly of 3 or more celestial bodies in the same lunar lodging. community, populace; settlement. So I guess I'll make a pile of them. The wetter cakes The dryer cakes - they're still quite damp This time, the cakes smelled much more interesting.  I got strong caramel notes - I'm reminded of some kind of cookie my grandmother used to make but I can't put my finger on it.  I also get some floral notes.  It's interesting how much the aroma changed from last week.  I wonder