Lump da dump dump DUUUUMP

One of the reasons I’ve been experimenting with spamlike substances lately is that my bread has not been turning out right, so I need to eat something in the evening besides sandwiches.  I think the heat here has  killed my yeast.  So, I bought a package of little yeast packets, labelled "levure chimique."   I thought that would be good, the yeast was in small pink packets, so it would stay fresh until I needed it, and I would have nice loaves of bread again.

So, I measure the ingredients into the bread machine, including my nifty new levure chimique.  It looked a little strange, totally white, and not yeasty at all, but I’m a linguist, right?  I read the package.  Levure= yeast, chimique=chemical, therefore I had chemical yeast.  Ok, so I didn’t know what chemical yeast would be,  but I thought maybe it would be some kind of yeast that doesn’t die in tropical heat.

I discerned that further research into the meaning of levure chimique would be necessary when the bread machine turned out a dense lump of something vaguely breadish but inedible.

Baking powder. 

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

One thought on “Lump da dump dump DUUUUMP

  1. Uh…yeah…ew!
    Not quite the same effect!
    Are yeast packets something that can be sent to you? Let me know.

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