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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

Recipes Featuring Yeast

  • Potato Yeast
    5-8 potatoes Small handful of hops 2 quarts of water 1 pint bowlful of flour Salt
  • Alum Yeast
    1 pint flour 1 tsp powdered alum 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp sugar 2 ounces yeast Meal Crumbs
  • Yeast | 12 large potatoes, boiled & finely mashed
    12 large potatoes, boiled & finely mashed 4 ounces brown sugar 4 ounces salt 1 gallon hop tea 1 pint yeast
  • 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 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
  • Corn Meal Griddle Cakes (with yeast)
    1 quart boiling milk 3 cups corn meal 1 cup white flour 1 tsp salt 3 Tbsps homemade yeast (see Homemade Yeast recipe) 1 Tbsp butter, melted 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp baking soda
  • Yeast | 1 quart Irish potatoes
    1 quart Irish potatoes 3 quarts water Handful of hops 4 ounces powdered white sugar 2 ounces salt 4 ounces yeast
  • Buckwheat Cake (without yeast)
    2 cups buckwheat flour 1 cup wheat flour Pinch of salt 3 tsps baking powder
  • Rusks with Yeast
    1/2 pint warm milk 1/2 cake compressed yeast or 3 Tbsps homemade yeast 3 eggs, well-beaten 1 cup sugar 1 tsp salt Flour
  • Feather Griddle Cakes (with yeast)
    1 pint water or milk 1 tsp salt 2 ounces yeast 4 ounces sour milk 2 eggs, well-beaten 1 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp baking soda Flour
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