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Homemade Yeast A Frugal Alternative

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.

Homemade Yeast A Frugal Alternative
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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

When you have all of the items needed you can find the instructions on Instructables. After you have made the yeast it is then air dried or you can dry it in a dehydrator and then ground into powder. When you start to run low you just make a new batch using some of the previous as you starter.

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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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