I was sitting around last weekend, going through my spice cupboard (I would show you but it's embarrassing - it's currently just a big pile of bulk Winco bags that I haven't sorted through yet!) and realized that somewhere along the line, I bought three packets of yeast. Well, I rationalized, since I already have the yeast, wouldn't it be more of a waste to not use it? Yes. That was my logic.
So I made Kim's Garlic Breadsticks and Chinese Cocktail Buns, neither of which turned out atrociously!
Proofing the yeast:
|I even got to use my handy little thermometer I bought from Amazon for about $8.|
|Resting in the sun... ignore that strangely deformed breadstick on the right.|
After a few...um... hours... (sidebar: I realize you're not supposed to let them sit for like 3 hours, I just got busy). I had fat, puffy little breadsticks:
|Even the little dinky one!|