Learn how to make yeast. If you do a lot of bread making then you already know that buying yeast is a little expensive and it seems there is always that day you want to make bread but are totally out of yeast. Learn how to make homemade yeast a frugal alternative to buying yeast all of the time. With this recipe you need a starter of yeast but after that you can make your own and not need to buy yeast again.
Before you could buy yeast people made yeast from potatoes and used sour dough yeast to start their bread because when they had some yeast they always kept some and as it got older it would sour. This article by Water Dog will show you how to make your own yeast so you will have it on hand when you need it. First off, here are the ingredients you will need to make your own yeast.
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