Yeast is such a vital ingredient in bread, but what do we really know about it? Take a browse and find out more about how this magical ingredient transforms dough into irresistible bread.
Yeast is a microorganism that is part of the fungus family. Yeast has been used for centuries to make bread and if you are a bread lover, you will certainly have used yeast to make your delicious bread.
Have you had your yeast sitting in the fridge or in your pantry for longer than you can remember? I still remember that time I attempted to make pizza dough with active dry yeast that had been opened for a while and kept in the pantry (mistake #1).
Yeast, to grow, eats on the sugars. The sugar can come from natural sugars in the flour or the extra sugar or honey we add to the dough. You can make bread without sugar, but if you want a nice rise to your dough, it’s definitely a good idea to add some.