Doug the Sourdough Starter comes through again.
Started out with a positively glacial rise. I usually add some dry yeast to get an aggressive rise, especially in winter when it's not that warm, but this time the boost did nothing. I think the store bought is just too old.
Doug, on the other hand, is just as spry and vigorous as the day I caught him. Feed that yeast the night before the bread bake, and he's a foaming monster the next morning. Next time I do this I'm going to ditch the store bought and double the dose of Doug.
If I can figure that out then I can avoid any expenditure of money at all on the factory made yeast, and rely on the free but swollen and angry captive yeast.
It's a plan. Now, to melt some butter and heat the honey. Fresh bread is waiting to be eaten!