Yeast, how to

- tips and tricks

Get dough to rise:

If a warm spot isn't available, place the covered bowl in a larger bowl with lukewarm water.

Rising on a baking sheet: place the baking sheet over a sink or pan filled with warm water.

Check freshness of yeast:

some fresh yeast, thrown in boiling water floats if it is still well useable.

Both dry and fresh: Put the yeast in the lukewarm fluid which you going to use for your baking (optional with little sugar): within 10 minutes there must be some "foam" appearing on the fluid. If not: buy new yeast.

First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands

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