Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I'll keep this short, sweet and to the point. I made dough rise. That's right. Me. Hold your applause...

If you've been reading for any length of time, you have most certainly read about the ongoing drama called, "Stephanie sucks at making bread." If you missed it, you can catch up here and here. But oh...happy day my friends. Happy day. After nearly a year of tough, flat, bricklike loaves, I have made dough rise. And not just rise. Oh no. It was nearly spilling out of its bowl. I literally danced in the kitchen.

I've acutally done it twice now. I didn't want to say anything the first time....I thought I might scare the yeast. And besides, one time could be a fluke, right? But two times? Two times means I might actually be able to make bread for family and cross one more thing off the grocery list every week! Perhaps my yeast killing days are over! 

I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch though. The two things I got to actually rise were whole wheat pizza dough and wheat dinner rolls. I haven't actually tried to make a loaf of bread. But the pizza and the rolls were so incredibly yummy that I simply must try, try again. If I didn't kill pizza dough and dinner roll yeast, I should be able to keep loaf yeast alive and kickin'. Cloudy reasoning perhaps, but I'll take what I can get.

Onward! There is bread to made! Wish me luck!



  1. Congrats, I knew you could do it!



  2. Well done!! I've read a few tips to make excellent bread (I've made a few good loaves myself but still a bit hit and miss sometimes) on Down To Earth blog. If you're interested Rhonda is the queen of bread making and shares all her knowledge on her blog.

  3. Congrats!!! It took me ages to get anything that even remotely resembled a loaf of bread - who knew it was so hard??? We were eating the littlest sandwiches in the land!