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Recipes Featuring 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
  • Potato Yeast
    5-8 potatoes Small handful of hops 2 quarts of water 1 pint bowlful of flour Salt
  • 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
  • Dried Yeast or Yeast Cakes
    Pan of homemade yeast (See Homemade Yeast recipe) Corn meal, sifted and dried
  • 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
  • Yeast Loaves
    2 quarts potato water 1 cake yeast flour 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 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
  • Waffles without Yeast
    3 eggs, beaten separately 1 pint milk 1 tsp butter Flour
  • Graham Biscuits with Yeast
    1 pint water or milk 1 large Tbsp butter 2 Tbsps sugar 1/2 cup yeast Pinch of salt Wheat flour/Graham flour
  • 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

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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