The other day Becksie was tweeting with her lovely cousin Josh on the subject of bread! Now Josh posed a question that Becksie answered immediately and then a few hours later thought more deeply about!
The question was do you use quick yeast (dry) or real (fresh) yeast? Becksie answer was quick yeast! It was only when Becksie started to think about it that she was a little sad to realise the reason why she gave this answer! Becksie has always used quick yeast as that’s what was available at the supermarket. When we went supermarket free we sought out alternative sources of the same product. Now quick (dried) yeast is a great ‘product’ and we have nothing against it. Indeed until Josh’s question it was what Becksie thought was best. Extra thought however showed that this is indeed a product and really we should give real (fresh)yeast a try.
Now Faringdon has a lovely bakery (which incidentally does sell quick yeast so…… it must be good) and a quick enquiry revealed that one can also purchase ‘real’ yeast! Wow! You’ve guessed right that exactly what we’ve done. And can you believe it its only 15p per ounce! Now the yeast wasn’t at the shop on the day of the enquiry so Becksie had to order her yeast in and she was so excited to pick it up yesterday!
Lil the lovely bakery lady also offered guidance on using it to make the perfect loaf! So Becksie tried it and……………. the results were fabulous!