Video: How to Proof Yeast - Allrecipes.com

Video: How to Proof Yeast

Learn simple tricks for proofing yeast to make breads & pastries light and airy.

 
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Yeast helps develop the wonderful spongy texture in breads. In this video, you’ll learn how to proof yeast to make breads and pastries light and airy. You’ll see a simple way to test yeast to make sure it’s still alive. Discover how dry yeast reacts with moisture, sugar, and heat to create tiny bubbles that cause the dough to expand and rise. We’ll show you yeast bread-making techniques like kneading bread dough, which evenly distributes the yeast throughout the dough to help give the baking bread structure, and punching down the dough as it rises.

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BrownNative 
Sep. 26, 2012 9:29 am
Going to make bread for the first time, so this video is perfect. Thanks muchly
 
Apr. 20, 2012 9:01 am
Some very good tips here on making sure those yeast breads and rolls rise. Baking with yeast is a science and it can't really be shortcut without sacrifcing results. Thanks for the tips.
 
 
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