Hi, I am making bread for the first time and the yeast will not froth?? I am using a thermometer and getting the water to 110 degrees? Do I stir the yeast in or let it sit? I tried both ways and neither worked. I bought the yeast at whole foods and it wasn't refridgerated? Any advice for me?
Are you using just a regular dry yeast? Just plain water?
If the water is plain, try adding a little sugar in whatever form you want. Alternatively you can use warm soy milk/cow milk for the liquid. The yeast needs to have a food.
And if the yeast is just sitting on the top, give it a little stir. It can't hurt.