Why do I put myself through this time and time again?
We decided to have Puy Lentils with sausage this week. And I decided to make wild bread to go with them. I built up the yeast yesterday. And this morning, it wasn’t wildly foaming so I added a little commercial yeast to the mix.
And waited for it to rise. And waited. And waited.
There are bubbles so it’s not dead.
Against the recommendation of the resident expert, I just shaped it. And am waiting for it to rise….
I sure hope that I don’t have to stay up way past midnight to bake it. I hope even more that it’s not going to be yet another flat loaf.
If we hadn’t had perfectly good loaves of bread made with commercial yeast, I’d think there was something wrong with the flour.