Or maybe, “It’s alive!”
I couldn’t begin to guess how long it’s been since I opened that jar of yeast. It says it should be used within six months. It also says that you can proof the yeast by adding it to warm water and sugar and waiting ten minutes to see if it rises.
That’s a 1 1/2 cup bowl filled with just 1/4 cup of water, 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast and a teaspoon of sugar. I’d say the yeast passed the test with flying colors.
Yay, I didn’t have to run to the market before making the whole wheat bread.
Is this where I admit that I probably ate a slice’s worth of dough by pinching a little off now and again during the 2 1/2 hours I let it rise?
I love the alchemy of baking. A few hours ago there was just flour, almond milk, yeast, water and agave syrup in my house. Now there’s bread!