When looking through my old cookbooks and recipe pamphlets, I used to pass right by the recipes for Election Cake. Even though the cake sounded delicious, I had no idea how I could try a recipe that calls for several gills of yeast. That would be about a million of those little packets!
It was only in the past couple of weeks, though, that I realized that I could use a homemade sourdough starter as the yeast in all of my historic recipes.
Now that I finally have a source of homemade yeast, I just had to try making Election Cake, and it worked out perfectly that I made this yeast discovery just in time to make a cake for Election Day in November!