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#1 of 6 Old 01-13-2003, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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?
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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.
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Yes, dry yeast and water. Ahh, some sugar! Ok, THANKS!
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The sugar is a great suggestion. It is also possible to have dead yeast... that just won't activate and bloom anymore.

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It was the sugar!! I added it and ended up making my first loaf of bread! It was very exciting and came out looking beautiful!!
Thanks for the help!!
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Yay!!
Nothing like eating bread you made yourself fresh from the oven. Well, OK, dh seems to have no qualms about eating bread I made fresh from the oven!
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