Monday, February 18, 2013

Yeast


For some reason I have always been afraid of using yeast in the kitchen.  I hate having a failure in the kitchen, it is one of the worst feelings in the world.  ( And a failure plus pregnancy hormones leads to a meltdown and tears like it did last week.  But nothing a dinner out couldn't fix.)

To me yeast seemed finicky enough to avoid it at all costs.  Jeff was in charge of making pizza and bread that used yeast.  But this past week I got over it and used yeast.  And both times it turned out great.  Once with a pizza and once with french bread.  I am thankful that it went well.  My cooking options have now expanded for the best.

I am going to get a sourdough starter and I am very excited about having fresh bread more often.  Very glad I actually took the leap and went a bit outside my comfort zone.  I think it will benefit me and my taste buds greatly.

4 comments:

  1. Mmmm! I love working with yeast. I have a great bread recipe somewhere that you just make the dough and then let it set over night in a crock in the fridge then each day you just pinch off what you need and you have fresh bread with dinner every night. It's so good. Let me know if you want it and I'll see if I can find the recipe!

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  2. I cannot recommend a bread machine enough!! I use the dough setting and then just take out the dough to finish it [pizza, bread, cinnamon rolls, etc!].

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    1. I have tried a bread machine and have since gotten rid of it. I never cared for it much, but that's my opinion.

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