Wow this "Ask Lauren" is so far overdue it's not even funny...well, maybe a little bit funny. Ok, not really. Anyway, a friend and colleague of mine (Hi Jennifer!) gave me a recipe for focaccia months ago...so long ago that I can't even remember when it was anymore. Her problem: baking with yeast. It can be tricky, and I've definitely had my flops (literally) with it in the past, but there is a secret to making sure your bread recipes will turn out everytime.