Why won't my yeast activate?
I've been baking bread for years now with moderate success, I'm certainly not an expert, but lately I've been having the most frustrating trouble. I can not get my yeast to activate. I've tried everything, checking the exact temp of my water, adding sugar, buying new yeast(two times!), trying bottled water, and using bowls made of glass instead opf ceramic. No matter what, the yeast just sinks to the bottom of the bowl in a grainy murky mess. It's quite depressing. What could I be doing wrong? Is my house inhabited by some sort of no-rise spirit? Help!