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O.K. everyone, here's my dilemma...
I have been baking bread for several years. All this time I have been unhappy with the results. Today I made the Kaiser rolls from BBA. They looked just like they should (more or less.) The taste is just a bit off like all the rest of the bread I have made. It is not necessarily bad, just not what I am looking for. I live in the Milwaukee area and we have a lot of places to go for what I consider to be tasty bread. Even the local Pick N Save stores do a respectable job with their fresh bread products. This got me thinking today. Could the cause be the yeast? In the past I have used the common brand found in the supermarket. For some time now, I have been using the Fleischmann's yeast from Sam's club. Have any of you had any experience with changing brands and affecting the flavor of your breads? Could it be the freshness of the yeast? Would that even make a difference? Does anyone have any other suggestions? I am kind of grasping at straws here.