So I have been pretty successful making cheeses and decided to try my hand at some soap making. A book I have has a pretty simple recipe for GM and honey soap...or so I thought :help2 My first attempt I burnt the &*%# out of the milk when I added the lye...Ok, that was as far as I got there and decided to do more research. Take two...Had frozen milk, added lye, and made it through that step! Finished the process, poured into mold, let sit 2 days, took out of the mold and when i went to slice it it just crumbles! Same book says you can reclaim by added water, melting soap down, and bring to a boil till it thickens. SO that was this mornings project....except it just won't get the right texture. It just looks like a big pot of...well....lard! But not smooth and gel like, sort of cellulitish looking..lol. I still have some more to try and save, but not sure if I can or just do over! I am getting quite frusterated. Is there anything I should be doing different? What does it usually mean when you have crumbly soap? Any advice appreciated!!