Let’s admit something few are willing to: Breads that involve yeast can be a bit intimidating. You’re working with something that’s alive, after all. The risk of disappointment from a loaf that does not rise because the yeast is inactive or the conditions aren’t just right may lead you to take the safe road to soda breads and biscuits instead of letting yeasted doughs play with your heart.
But don’t let a tiny little organism like yeast daunt you. Baking bread should be fun, and the more you find yourself wrist-deep in dough, the more comfortable you’ll get. Up your bread game, then bring on the butter.