There is something almost euphoric about the smell of fresh baked bread. When you smell it in camp it is downright magical. This is a simple, rustic bread that goes together easy and requires no kneading. Yes, you read correctly, a yeast dough that requires no kneading.
At its heart, fermentation is a chemical process that is performed by many living things (including humans!). So, to understand it, you need to know a little bit about living things and a little bit about chemistry. Fear not, though! I am here to lead you through the science of this fascinating process.
Homemade bread without commercial yeast is possible. Very possible! As a matter of fact, it’s been done for centuries without the help of “rapid rise” yeast. All you have to do is capture the wild yeast in the air around you, and create a sourdough starter. Yes, there is yeast all around you, and you […]
Since I live out in the country, when I don’t have an ingredient on hand, it’s not very handy to pop out to the store to pick up what I need. Over the years I’ve found an assortment of kitchen substitutions that have worked well for me, so I thought I would put them all […]