Do you put yeast in sweet bread? Thanks!

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    What kind of sweet bread are you thinking of?
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What kind of sweet bread? If it’s a “quick” bread, like banana-nut bread, no yeast. The leavening is done chemically by baking powder or baking soda. If you’re referring to enriched breads, like brioche or pain au lait, you won’t get a rise unless you add yeast! About a half teaspoon per cup of flour. Less if you’re using a preferment or a cold rise.

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