Tips for making yeast products (bread, rolls, etc.)

Yield: 1 servings

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1. Choose a quick rising dry yeast. This will speed up the dough making process.

2. Make sure yeast is fresh. Store in a cool dry place.

3. Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Cold ingredients will make rising time very long.

4. Heat milk or water only to proper temperature (110-115 deg f if dissolving dry yeast in liquid, or 120-130 deg f if mixing dry yeast with flour).

5. Follow one of the mixing methods (premix yeast with liquid, ¼ cup liquid for each ¼ oz. pkg yeast) or (mix dry yeast with flour and mix with liquid).

6. Always check temperature of liquid with thermometer, bakers who guess often play it safe and use liquid that is too cool.

7. Choose a warm place to let yeast products rise. Cover dough and let rise in oven. (warm oven first by turning it on to lowest temperature for one minute. Turn off and place covered dough in warm oven).

************************************************************************** YEAST BAKING PROBLEMS::

Crust too thick

1. too much flour

2. insufficient rising

3. oven temperature too low

Baked loaf crumbles easily

1. dough not well mixed

2. too much flour added

3. rising place to warm

4. dough allowed to rise too long 5. oven temperature too low

Bread has sour taste

1. rising place too warm and dough rose too fast 2. dough rose too long before baking Dough does not rise

1. too cool liquid for dissolving yeast 2. too stiff a dough

3. too cool a rising place

Bread has dark streaks

1. uneven mixing or kneading

2. bowl greased too heavily

3. dough not covered during rising Bread has holes in it

1. air not completely pressed out of dough during shaping of loaves 2. dough rose too long before baking Bread is doughy on bottom

1. bread not removed from pans and allowed too cool on racks.

Bread has excessive break on sides 1. oven too hot

2. insufficient rising time

3. improper shaping

Tops of bread loaves crack

1. bread cooled too rapidly

2. dough too stiff

3. dough not mixed well

Bread doesn't rise in oven

1. rising place too warm

2. dough allowed to rise too long Bread is heavy and compact

1. too much flour

2. dough not allowed too rise long enough 3. some flours create heavier breads ( whole wheat, rye ) Bread is wet inside and corse grained 1. loaf underbaked

2. insufficient rising time

Bread doesn't brown on sides

1. pans too bright and reflect heat away from sides 2. poor pan placement in oven.....overcrowded Bread smells and tastes of yeast 1. rising time too long

2. too warm a place for rising

Bread is dry and has corse grain 1. too much flour

2. dough not kneaded enough

3. rising time too long

4. oven temperature too low

Bread falls in oven

1. dough rose too long and got too light

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