So, I began on an adventure baking with yeast. First, I mixed the wet ingredients, that went okay, then I mixed the dry ingredients. It was going good until I came to the spot with the yeast. It called for 1/4 of a packet of yeast. What in the world was that supposed to mean?? So, I did the next best thing, I searched on Google. And I read that there are 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in a packet. Okay....all I had to do was divide that by 4. And you come out with a little more than a 1/2 teaspoon. "Wow, this was easier than I thought" I said to myself.
I mixed all ingredients together and kneaded it for 5 minutes. Then I put it in a bowl with plastic wrap over and let it rise for an hour.
I must have waited 3 hours for that bread. It took so long for it to double in size. I just couldn't think what I did wrong. So, I rolled the non-risen dough out, and made Chelsea rolls,(they are like cinnamon rolls except there is cinnamon, raisins, and honey in the middle.)And I baked them, and they tasted like mushy yeasty bread. Blah! I was stuck in a real pickle. Great, now what was I supposed to do. I was originally making these for my Dad, because he likes it when I make him desserts. But I don't think he'll enjoy these.
Then Mom came home. The queen (in my head) of yeast!! We went through the recipe together and figured out that I was supposed to weigh out a 1/4 of and ounce of yeast. Ohhhh. That makes more sense. I didn't put enough yeast. That's why it took so long for it to rise!!
So, I began the proses of the Chelsea Rolls again, only this time I knew exactly what to do.(thanks the help of my mother.) And they turned out great!! Way better than the ones I baked before.
Joyfully in Him,