Monday, 19 September 2016

Homemade Recipe for Yeast .. It is the Bomb! Use for all your bread making and dinner rolls too! enjoy!

Homemade Recipe for Yeast .. I like to use Sweet South African Hanepoot Grapes but you may use any sweet summer grapes. .. This is the bomb!

I thought this would be a great post seeing that both sides of the earths hemispheres are hovering around warm temperatures now - One departing and the other entering. Baking bread for myself is something I reserve mostly for warmer weather especially when it comes to making my homemade yeast!

Note: You may freeze grapes while in season to use for homemade yeast when they are out of season.

Crush handful grapes (you can even use frozen grapes, uncooked of course). Place in a tied stocking. Scrape some frost from freezer (It has all the yeasts off the air with no chemicals as in tap water). Mix in some Rye flour and sprinkling sugar. Mix to consistency of porridge. Place in large glass jar in warn summer spot covered with a stocking. Do not let any insects or baddies get in as this will turn it bad. Feed every day with extra frost from your freezer, Rye flour & a bit of sugar. After few days you will literally hear the bubbles bursting and it will push up through the stocking covering and overflow if not watched! When this starts happening it is time to make your bread. This makes the most potent & powerful yeast. To slow development down or stop it place in fridge (slows it down) or freeze it to stop it. Keep some for your next bake or give to friend, Easy peasy & good luck!


I don't know if you can still obtain yeast from raisins with so much chemicals being used now days even in tap water but here is the yeast bomb I always make with Summer grapes. I love Hanepoot grapes but you may use any sweet grapes. Did you know that yeast lives on the skins of grapes and can be captured off the air.. Anyway here is my recipe.. Hope you enjoy!

Homemade Yeast Recipe: (It is the bomb!)  Crush handful grapes (you can even use frozen grapes, uncooked of course). Place in a tied stocking. Scrape some frost from freezer (It has all the yeasts off the air with no chemicals as in tap water). Mix in some Rye flour (the yeast loves it!) and sprinkling sugar. Mix to consistency of porridge. Place in large glass jar in warn summer spot covered with a stocking. Do not let any insects or baddies get in as this will turn it bad. Feed every day with extra frost from your freezer, Rye flour & a bit of sugar. After few days you will literally hear the bubbles bursting and it will push up through the stocking covering and overflow if not watched! When this starts happening it is time to make your bread. This makes the most potent & powerful yeast. To slow development down or stop it place in fridge (slows it down) or freeze it to stop it. Keep some for your next bake or give to friend, Easy peasy and good luck! Tips! Remember tap water with too much chemicals will really slow it down. If ever you find your bread is not rising you will know they have added too much chemicals to the tap water. In this case use milk instead ..This is only if you are making plain sandwich loaf bread with instant shop bought yeast & tap water which sometimes retards growth of yeast. Yeast grows best at 26 C (79 F), and ferments best at 30 - 35 C. Any higher a temperature & you will kill your yeast. I give one rise but knead very well as I find that your 1st rise is always your best rise!

See how the bread machine lid has been lifted by my homemade yeast! This is the bomb! :D