As everyone is currently hanging our in quarantine, we’ve discovered the joys of making bread. People are making sourdoughs, they’re making focaccias, they’re making sweetbreads. But even though the whole world is baking bread, one man has taken bread into entirely new territory.
He decided that making bread with ingredients from the store was for squares. Instead, he decided that he would use yeast that was a full four and a half thousand years old.
No, you didn’t misread that. 4.5 thousand years old. It’s still somehow going strong and ready to be fed with grain, so he pulled it out, added some ingredients, and whipped up a loaf of bread.
We’re now placing bets on whether or not that loaf turned into something delicious or became absolutely inedible. The only way for you to find out is by checking out his Twitter thread. And here’s a secret: it wasn’t just the yeast that was old school.