I wasn't planning on going to the grocery store today, but I passed a fairly empty Lidl on my walk (should we call them constitutionals to sound fancier?) so I popped in. Under normal circumstances, I go to the grocery store every couple of days and buy a few things. I like grocery stores, even after several years in Germany, I get a kick out of browsing the selection – less than most US supermarkets, but much cheaper – and trying out the pre- and semi-prepared foods. These days, I'm trying to go less frequently and spend less time there, which means that I am keeping a list and don't linger as much.
Inspired by some other people's activity on Instagram and elsewhere, I wanted to buy some fresh yeast to try baking bread. I've never baked bread (excluding things like banana bread or corn bread which work differently) before, and why not try something new? Unfortunately...
(Photo of a refrigerated shelf, above the sign for "fresh baking yeast" for 9 cents, the shelf is empty. Below the price tag, there's a handmade sign that says in German "Yeast -> max 3 portions")
Mike & Steph's Bread
Lennart's Crusty Bread Rolls
fresh bread every day!! grab all purpose flour and dry yeast if you can get some pic.twitter.com/1HEumnKGIH— Lennart NOFORN Koopmann (@_lennart) March 22, 2020
He posted a photo of his recipe and it calls for dry yeast, so maybe I could still get that?
Thanks to my shopping list, I got most of what I wanted: juice, salad fixings, veggies, sweet & savory snacks, chocolate, lactose-free milk. Maybe on my next grocery, I'll be able to get yeast and then the bread baking will commence!