As I have said before, R is an excellent cook and I am not. I can follow a recipe, but I don't have a great cooking instinct.
We have an electric breadmaker which is used perhaps four times a year. It does a good job and I even made jam in it once. We used to buy the bread mix in a packet of four but this time R bought a single packet of a different brand.
I suppose I must have always made the bread as R didn't seem to know much about the machine. I said to him, put the water in first, then the mix and then the yeast on top. Too late, he replied. I've put the mix in the basket already. He then said, "The yeast must be mixed in with the bread mix." "Most unlikely", I said, "It should be in a separate packet". I turned around to see him with his hand in the breadmaker fishing out the sachet of yeast from the mix. I suppose the paper would have broken down and released the yeast. It may have worked, with only little bits of paper to pick out of the baked bread.