A surprise visit to a local baker in town and her family just to say hi and give hugs and kisses …. and our visit ends up being about food…a typical yeast in particular when I mention that I will be making pizza this afternoon for lunch….. I left with a rare present for today’s pizza.. madre lievito..it is not the yeast made from beer but a yeast made from a natural fermentation process.. made with just flour, honey, water olive oil..a long fermentation process..and everytime pizza is made some of this ‘madre yeast’ is put aside and kept in refrigerator for next batch of pizza or bread..it makes pizza and bread with a lighter and fresher tasting consistency..no yeast smell ..just the perfume of a fragrant pizza filling the kitchen..…. if you can get some from your local bakery it is well worth taking the time to find….but beware you will not want to eat pizza made from regular brewer’s yeast again!
Some bakeries and pizzerias here in Italy have kept this natural yeast in their families for over 50 yrs. It is a natural yeast and healthy for you because of the presence of lactobacillus ,the healthy bacteria…. also more easily digestible than pizza made with yeast from brewer’s yeast…
Which one is your favorite? Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella..or extra virgin olive oil and freshly picked Organic rosemary…I can never choose between..
You can serve with a chilled white wine…Est!Est!Est! or a Trebbiano..makes this a meal..