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  • Yeast That Never Fails
    12 potatoes 4 quarts water 3 handfuls of hops 4 ounces brown sugar 4 ounces salt 1 Tbsp ground ginger 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
  • Rye Bread with Yeast
    2 cakes yeast 1 quart lukewarm water 11 cups rye flour 2 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, if desired
  • Sally Lunn without Yeast
    1 quart flour 1/2 pint milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 ounces butter 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp baking soda, dissolved in 1 tsp of warm water 2 tsps cream of tartar
  • Buckwheat Cake (without yeast)
    2 cups buckwheat flour 1 cup wheat flour Pinch of salt 3 tsps baking powder
  • Potato Yeast
    5-8 potatoes Small handful of hops 2 quarts of water 1 pint bowlful of flour Salt
  • 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
  • Yeast Rusks
    1/2 pint sweet milk 1 teacup yeast or 1 compressed yeast cake 2 eggs 1 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon soda A little nutmeg
  • 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

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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