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Yeast is a one-celled organism that provides the leavening (rise) to breads. It is usually sold dry, in small granules, and must be activated with water and heat. Yeast is also used to ferment wine and beer: it consumes sugar, and produces alcohol as a byproduct.

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Aging cheese contaminates levain

I took my levain from the fridge, fed it and put it in the counter, besides a cheese which is aging. The levain pot had no lid and the cheese has a cloth mesh over it. One day later the levain did not ...
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Freeze drying Yeast

I have made and nurtured natural yeast for baking in the past. Problem is if you don't bake on a regular basis, the cost and effort of maintaining your live yeast culture is crazy. I recently ...
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What are the conversion rates between yeasts: cake yeast(compressed yeast), dry active, instant, and yeast flakes.

What are the conversion rates between yeasts: cake yeast(compressed yeast), dry active, instant, and yeast flakes. Preferably in grams please.
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Rye bread in bread machine - crust very rough on top

This is what I'm using for my rye bread in the bread machine. Overall it's tasty and rises okay, but the top sinks a little bit, and is really rough. 1 ⅓ warmish water 1.5 cups regular flour 1.5 ...
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What type of Bread Improver should one use for non-yeast bread?

From what people are telling me, there would be no benefit from using S-500 and similar bread and dough conditioners on an unleavened, non-yeast dough. What would you recommend for such types of ...
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Converting sugars with yeast

What percentage of sugar gets converted into CO2 with yeast fermentation in any baked item?
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How do I know if this thing growing on top of my kimchi is safe or not?

I have been fermenting my kimchi for only a month in my refridgerator and when I opened them all up, they all have this white stuff on top of them. I am not sure if I should just throw them all away ...
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How is home made yeast very approximately equivalent to?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8171553/Scientist-shares-home-yeast-recipe-people-moan-bake-bread.html Of course it would depend on a lot of factors but how much dry yeast equivalent ...
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How does this recipe take ten days?

This recipe for homemade Marmite says,"The entire process takes about ten days." How can that be? From what I see here I can't see it taking longer than four days. Or does that apply only to ...
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Quantity of rapid rise yeast vs regular yeast in bread machine

How much instant, rapid rise yeast should I use when my bread machine recipe calls for 1 1/2 teaspoons of regular dry yeast?