28 April, 2012

Y is for Yeast

You can find a full list of my A to Z challenge posts here. :)

Budding yeast.
We've all heard of yeast. Brewer's yeast, bread yeast, yeast infections... Yeast is a microorganism that consumes sugars then makes the bubbles in beer and champagne and in edible foods like bread.

So basically, it eats then it farts.

Think about that next time you're having a beer or a nice slice of bread. You owe it all to yeast farts.

Btw, yeast and I don't get along in the kitchen. Whenever I try to get yeast to fart itself into a nice loaf of bread, it always laughs at me then goes off to watch tv or something. I have had no success at getting home made bread to rise despite trying several techniques and recipes. Surely it's all the yeast's fault! Damn yeast! ;)


Jean said...

Kind of like the guys after Thanksgiving dinner.

Maripat said...

Jean and Tammy, you two make me laugh.

Erin M. Hartshorn said...

I've always thought of it more as exhalation -- we breathe out carbon dioxide, and yeast does, too. On the other hand, I have been known to refer to alcohol as yeast pee.


Jean said...