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When making bun, Yeast & salt should not be mixed at the same time? Will kill Salt the Yeast, salt is a hunter?

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  • Are we talking about mixing the salt in when proofing the yeast, or are you dealing with 'instant yeast' which gets mixed in later with the flour? – Joe Jan 9 at 13:14
  • related : cooking.stackexchange.com/q/16927/67 – Joe Jan 9 at 13:15
  • "Salt is a hunter" ... wonderful indie rock band name or novel title! – rackandboneman Jan 10 at 2:04

Yes. Salt definitely will kill yeast in direct contact. Salt is a 'control' for yeast. For instance, if you are working in a professional bakery and you need your doughs to move faster, you can cut back a bit on your salt content...

If you take fresh yeast in the palm of your hand, add a pinch of salt. Massage that salt in, and the yeast will liquefy within seconds (and will definitely be dead).

Don't mix them together!

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