A bit of cheer to share!
First up, is this the cutest face, or what?
I love how he’s got his face smooshed into his own leg.
And no, he’s not as soft and fluffy as he looks. He’s even softer and fluffier!
I was also finally able to get to the mail today and found a gift from a dear friend.
She sent me yeast!
The top packets are from the one time I was able to find some locally. I’m not a fan of the quick rise instant yeast. It may be more convenient, since it doesn’t need proofing and can be added in with the flour, but I’m a bit more old fashioned about that. Traditional, you might even say. Teehee. I made a funny. Well… I made myself laugh, at least. I’m a goof. I know it. 😀
My dear friend actually found some traditional active dry yeast. These have the larger granules and require proofing. I can’t even really say exactly what I’m seeing or tasting different about using this yeast, compared to the instant yeast. It’s a combination of feeling slightly different while working the dough, a difference in how it rises, and subtle differences in taste and texture in the end result. I just like it better.
One of these days, I want to try the even older style wet yeast. No hurry on that. From what I’ve seen, they come in bricks the size of a pound of butter. I’d have to be planning on a whole lot of baking, to use it up quickly, before I even consider picking any up.
So now we have a bit of a buffer in case, for some reason, we can’t use our sourdough.
M, you are such a sweetheart! I miss you dearly. ❤