Baking My Own Bread
May 8, 2012 10:44am CST
Does anyone know about baking your own bread at home? I enjoy cooking and I thought I would try my hand at making my own bread from scratch. I bought all the ingredients and even bought some rubber gloves for when I have to handle the yeast, because I've heard before that you have to be careful with the yeast so you don't get an infection. A friend of mine told me that yeast infections are mainly for women and I shouldn't really worry about it........but I'm not taking any chances. Anyways, that got me to wondering.....is a woman getting a yeast infection while baking what causes her to get a bun in the oven? I don't think a man has the right kind of space to get a bun in the oven, but again, this is my first time and I don't want to take any chances.
• United States
8 May 12
Hello scon. You are talking about two tot ally different kinds of yeast. You don't need rubber or plastic gloves because of that fact. between 1500 and 2000 different kinds of yeast have been identified. The yeast that is used in making bread comes from a fermentation of some sort. Just as our bodies have good bacteria so does our body has different kinds of yeasts. The reason that the body yeast becomes a problem is it becomes imbalance as does the bacteria. too mush of some antibiotics can cause the yeast in the body to become imbalanced so a good idea is to eat yogurt with live bacteria. So you are safe to bake bread and handle yeast. Remember to get the temperature right with the water or milk to desolve the yeast and get it to grow.