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Bread made from 40 million year old yeast?

May 20, 2011 - 10:03pm -- austintexican

I was reading about this scientist who was able to revive some 40 million year old yeast and is currently partnered with a brewer to make beer from it. He said he considered making bread, but chose beer instead.

I did some googling, but was unable to find out if he let someone else try to make bread from his yeast cultures. I think it would be amazing if there was actually bread out there using prehistoric yeast!

Has anyone here heard about this or know if there have been any attempts?

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