I'm referring to my first time using Fresh Yeast.
I know, at my age, (**) but there is a story involved here so bear with me a while.
I'm not really sure if this post belongs here or in the Bread Blog, but I think I'll leave it here for a while.
I have never been able to source a suitable supply of fresh yeast, either too much or too little, and rather than waste it, or run out, I never bothered.
My next door neighbours brought me some back from a well known supermarket today, they saw it and thought of me.
I had given them some Mince pie Teacakes earlier, but was touched by the gesture and offered to pay them. They suggested that I make them a loaf with it.
There is actually a sensible amount in the pack, 4 x 30g portions, so enough for 4kg of flour.
After a bit of research, I started to make dough with it, and after proving in the oven, ( I described the process here http://brixhambread.blogspot.com/2013/09/using-up-my-sourdough-starter-get.html) it looked beautiful, with a well developed structure, and silky feel.
I shaped a loaf, and some rolls, and left it for a second rise, while the oven warmed up.
I offered the choice to Jean next door, and she had the Rolls. Now I have 3 bakes left, I'll probably do one tomorrow!
I think I'm converted.