Recently when I was making a batch of Honey Whole Wheat Bread, I mixed the yeast, water, and honey in a jar. Then I walked away and got distracted by any number of activities that may have included helping to solve a math problem, answering a knock on the door, or switching a load of laundry.
In the back of my mind, I knew I was in the middle of baking bread, but it’s really amazing how time flies while yeast is activating in a jar. One of my boys finally noticed the growing monster on our kitchen counter and announced with a grin, “Mom, I think your yeast is ready.”
Oh yeah, ya think? Sure enough, I do believe that mixture is alive and active and ready to be added to the rest of the bread ingredients. As you can imagine, my bread dough rose really well that day. I do believe I will forget I’m baking bread more often.