Sunday, May 3, 2020

Bread Recipes made with Yeast, Baking Soda, Baking Powder or Sourdough Starter


Thanks to the COVID-19 virus we’ve been staying home more than we ever thought we could.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
Staying at home is always better than having to stay in a hospital.
For one thing, the food is always better.

Speaking of food, I’ve heard that bread making has become popular.
According to the old Ukrainian folk saying 
Bread is the head of everything.
If you have all of the ingredients, and have no problem with carbs, go for it.
Bread is a safer sedative than booze or drugs.

But, thanks to panic buyers, some items - including staples - have suddenly become hard to find in our grocery stores.
Some substitutions, such as serving frozen mixed vegetables instead of corn with dinner, are easy to do.

Baking ingredients can be a little trickier.
If the recipe calls for yeast, well, you need yeast.
But not all bread recipes call for yeast.
I’m not talking about sourdough, which is a project all by itself.
Some bread recipes just need baking soda or baking powder.

Bread is a funny thing.
Buy a loaf and it’s just bread.
Bake it and you’re suddenly Mother Walton.
Somehow making a loaf makes a person feel like she or he is able to survive through any crisis, like a Depression or a pandemic.

Homemade bread does add a certain oomph to a meal.
Don’t be put off by the idea of making four loaves at one time.
Homemade bread is a treat.
With butter or jam, it’s as good as any cake.
Believe me, it won’t last long enough to go stale.
And most of these breads can easily be frozen.


Stay safe and well!






















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