Knockout Gear — yeast spoon
A good chunk of the useful devices I own in my bread-baking kitchen collection were gifted to me by my lovely sister-in-law and fellow blogger, Natalie. Using her extensive background of baking knowledge, she was kind enough to bestow upon me several baking-related gifts for Christmas. I am now the beneficiary of artisan seed topping from King Arthur Flour; a pretty wooden scoop; and this.
No, it’s not a simple tablespoon or teaspoon. It’s 2 1/4 teaspoons, to be exact, the proper measurement of yeast for a typical loaf if you aren’t using the pre-measured packages. For those like me who bake a lot of bread, it’s easiest to buy yeast in bulk containers and measure them out per recipe. Until December, I was naive and dimwitted; now, thanks to this yeast spoon, I worry not about correct measurements for my loaves.
“Where can I get one of these?” you may ask. Many specialty baking/cooking stores, like King Arthur Flour, have them, and they’re far from expensive and yet so very handy. Though it hardly ever appears as the star player, it’s certainly an integral part of the team. It’s as useful to a bread baker as a casserole dish is to a Minnesotan. Sorry — “hot dish.” Look for appearances here, and here.
Yay! It’s so pretty 🙂 Love your melamine bowls, too. Lovin’ all the features. Good work!
OMG! I hate those 3 little letters, but EVERY TIME I use my tablespoon to measure out yeast, I lament that there is not a spoon measuring 2 1/4 tsp. I am beyond excited and although Christmas is coming, I will be gifting this to myself because I REALLY want it! (There is nothing worse than giving a comprehensive list to your loving family, only to have them be ‘spontaneous’ instead :S) So happy that I went food blog surfing tonight…started w/Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and about 5 blogs later, landed here – love yours and am making your Pesto Bread tomorrow! My basil has taken over everything and although I am tired of making pesto, I never tire of smelling and eating it!
Jane — Why wait til Christmas? 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by — hope you like the pesto bread! It’s one of my faves.