You can use an very small amount if you give it time to multiply. This is a sponge method of making bread that I am just trying out and it is producing raves from the family.
½ tsp of yeast, half your flour, all your liquid, your sugar. Mix for 5 minutes and reset the bread machine and let sit for a couple of hours (this is the sponge and the yeast are multiplying quite nicely at this point).
Add the rest of the ingredients (in my case flour, 1 tsp salt (flavor, dough conditioner), 1 tbs oil (dough conditioner, anti-staling), 80mg vitamin C (dough conditioner)), restart the machine and process for dough.
Put in bread pan, let rise and bake. Result, in my case, more flavor and a chewier texture.
From: Bread-Bakers Archives: ftp.best.com/pub/reggie/archives/bread/recipe Recipe By : (Darrell Greenwood)
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