Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM | Posted in baking, Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , ,

One of the most frequent problems bread bakers encounter is yeast dough that doesn’t rise adequately. If your dough don’t rise, check out the following tips to see if you can pinpoint the cause.

* Your dough may be too cool, which reduces the level of yeast activity. Dough can rise at lower temperatures – even higher in the refrigerator – but it takes several hours or overnight to attain the same volume that it can in an hour or two at 80 – 90 degrees.



* The yeast may have been prepared with water that was too hot, which can kill it. The water must be under 120 degrees for optimum results.

* The yeast may have been too old. Proof your yeast before using it to be sure it’s not ready for retirement. Dissolve a little sugar in some warm water, then sprinkle in the yeast. The mixture should begin bubbling within 5 – 7 minutes. If it doesn’t, the yeast is too inactive to provide proper leavening and should be thrown away.


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. Good information. I recently learned my wheat kernels were the problem (who would have thought?). I tested my yeast, did some research, and learned that sometimes a crop of wheat doesn’t have whatever it needs to make good bread. I tried a new bag of kernels and my bread turned out great.

    • Thank you for that info!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

Traveling In My Kitchen

Exploring the world - one recipe at a time

Hungry Pandas

Dinner, Desserts, and Drinks

Miss Raven's Kitchen

Be creative by flying blind

liz kimchii

Your weekly digest of good eats

Nikole's Kitchen

Live a fulfilling life free of deprivation and full of nourishment.

Peckish Couple

Tasty home-cooked recipes

Missy J White

Food | Motherhood | Lifestyle

Web Bloggers United

We are on a mission to bring together all the favorite bloggers' posts on the web in one place...

Orleans County Cuisine

Let us make beautiful food together

%d bloggers like this: