Odd ingredient in baked goods? Is it just me?
While I'm not a (very) paranoid person, I have noticed this odd "matter" in baked goods for quite some time. Today I had half of a delicious pumpkin bar made by a very good caterer in my town. It was dessert for a catered lunch at work.
Some time after I finished the bar, I noticed something in my mouth that wouldn't completely break down from chewing. It wasn't coconut or a bit of dried batter/flour, but when I took it out of my mouth, it looked a little like paper. Now, I have noticed this before with other baked goods, but not from anything I baked myself. The "matter/paper" is small in size, it will get wet while in the mouth, but it doesn't fall apart like batter crumb would. It has no flavor, but a texture, like I said, like soggy paper. And the other times I noticed it were with cookies, etc. from other sources, not just this caterer.
Has anyone else ever noticed this? And.....what the heck is it?