just did something I haven't done for months: baked some yeast bread. problem is, I almost never keep flour around in its pure state, turning it into a biscuit/scone mix as soon as I open up the two 1-kilo bags, one of white and one whole wheat: after adding a tablespoon of salt and two tablespoons of baking soda, and mixing it all well, I cut in a cup and a half of lard and mix it by hand until it resembles bread crumbs.

anyway, since that was all I had, I put a tablespoon of dry yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl, added some warm water, and let it sit for an hour or so. it bubbled up nicely, so I added two generous handfuls of my biscuit mix, stirred, and kneaded for a few minutes, enough to absorb another handful of biscuit mix I had spread out on my griddle. I then let the dough sit and rise.

some time later, maybe another hour, I punched it down and formed it into 3 rolls and 2 flat sandwich breads. after letting that rise, I baked the rolls using my tried-and-true method, and attempted the flatbreads using the quickbreads method, about 3 minutes on one side, letting it rest for a while, and two minutes on the other, with another few minutes rest. I haven't checked the rolls yet, but I ate one of the flatbreads and it was delicious. the texture was very good as well. I only had the rolls on the heat for about 5 minutes, so I'll be surprised if they cooked all the way through.

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