Raisin Bread for Beginners

I've always told my kids it's ok to make mistakes.  We learn from our mistakes. As the age-old saying goes, "you never touch a hot stove twice." And so, I attempted to make a very easy Raisin Bread yesterday and failed miserably. The best part was that my kids watched me fail, get frustrated, and try again. I was dubious of the active yeast that I had purchased for the bread making. It was the first time I used a yeast that didn't require mixing with water. When, after 90 minutes covered in a bowl in a warm place, my yeast did … [Read more...]