Yeast is yeast ??
Yesterday, at the store a three pack of Fleischmann's yeast cost $2.25, now it is a great product, a solid and reliable brand, no fail ever for me, but it just cost too much .
Call me "green, frugal, cheap, or just smart" I do not buy store bought yeast anymore.
In the "old days" folks needed yeast to cook their daily bread- Fleischmanns did not exist. What did they do?
"They extended the yeast that they already had," it is a simple natural process that I have up-dated to modern ingredients and measurements.
Step 1: Ingredients Needed:
3 Packets of regular active yeast - not rapid rise
2 Cups of Corn Meal- Approx.
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Flour
1 Teaspoon of Ginger (either fresh grated or powdered)
Enough potatoes peeled and cooked to make 1 cup of mashed potatoes