I don't like mushrooms (fungal genitals). Yeasts now refuse to work for me; apparently it is a sit-down strike. I went out and bought a brand new packet of Fleischman's and it won't proof for me, damnit. I want to make some bread!! When I just dumped all the ingredients together the bread would turn out, but now that I try proofing it, NO BUBBLES! What am I doing wrong? I get the water to 105 F, I whisk it up - nothing.

I am going to just mix up some flour with the striking yeasts and see if I can convince them to do their duty. sigh