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  • Potato Yeast
    5-8 potatoes Small handful of hops 2 quarts of water 1 pint bowlful of flour Salt
  • Homemade Yeast
    6 large potatoes 3 pints water Handful of hops 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 Tbsp ginger 2 Tbsps salt 4 ounces yeast
  • Yeast
    6 pared potatoes 1/4 cup hops 2 quarts water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup salt 1 cup yeast, or 1 yeast cake
  • Waffles without Yeast
    3 eggs, beaten separately 1 pint milk 1 tsp butter Flour
  • Yeast No. 2 | 3 quarts of water
    3 quarts of water 3 handful of hops 1 handful of salt 1 quart of wheat flour 1 pint of yeast
  • Sally Lunn Yeast Bread
    1 cake compressed yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 3/4 cups milk (scalded and cooled to lukewarm) 4 tablespoons shortening 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 5 1/2 cups flour (abo
  • Buckwheat Cake (without yeast)
    2 cups buckwheat flour 1 cup wheat flour Pinch of salt 3 tsps baking powder
  • Yeast Coffee Cake
    2 cups milk 1 cake yeast 3 1/2-4 cups flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar Grated rind of 1/2 lemon 3 eggs, slightly beaten Icing Mix: 1/2 cup cream 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 2 well-
  • Irish Potato Yeast
    1 quart potatoes, boiled and finely mashed 1 tsp salt 2 ounces sugar 2 cups flour 3 cups hop water 1 cup yeast
  • Yeast Bread
    2 quarts of sour milk, (butter-milk preferred) Whey 1 cake of good yeast 2 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon of salt (scant) Lard the size of a walnut Flour

About Yeast

  • Professional bakers often use fresh compressed cake yeast which is more predictable and easy to dissolve
  • Rapid-rise yeast has a different baking behavior from other types of yeast and will have a flavor that is more bland and texture that is more simple
  • Active dry yeast and instant yeast can be used interchangably
  • Test your yeast before baking: Add to a small cup of warm water and then add a Tbsp of sugar - If it foams, it's ready
  • Yeast and the leavening process create the air pockets and sponge-like texture in bread
  • Yeast activates the fermentation process, turning carbohydrates into gas (carbon dioxide) and alcohol
  • Yeast is a single tiny cell nearly the same size as a human red blood cell
  • Yeast is a type of fungus in the same family as the mushroom
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