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Old 05-26-2009, 04:36 AM   #1
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Hi i tried making pizza dough with dried active yeast whereby i added a tablespoon to a quarter pint of warm water and then put the substance in a hot draw but the froth never emerged . Hence i couldnt start to make the dough , can i anyone spot where i went wrong thanks.

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Old 05-26-2009, 05:20 AM   #2
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Sounds like your yeast was bad. Get some new yeast and try again.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:56 AM   #3
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The yeast could be bad.

The water could have been too hot.

Add a Tb of sugar to the water to feed the yeast.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:58 AM   #4
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Hi i tried making pizza dough with dried active yeast whereby i added a tablespoon to a quarter pint of warm water and then put the substance in a hot draw but the froth never emerged . Hence i couldnt start to make the dough , can i anyone spot where i went wrong thanks.
Nick, my husband makes the pizza dough in our house (he's much better than me, I don't have the strength in my wrists) try this:
Basic Pizza dough
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the packaging directions werent the easiest to follow as it said add a tbsp of caster sugar to cold water then it said add yeast to a quarter pint of water of which is 2 parts hot and one part cold , i did try adding all the contents together and then just adding the warm water to the yeast.

So not sure what went wrong , i used a warming draw to keep the substance warm , should i have used an oven on the lowest setting ?
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the packaging directions werent the easiest to follow as it said add a tbsp of caster sugar to cold water then it said add yeast to a quarter pint of water of which is 2 parts hot and one part cold , i did try adding all the contents together and then just adding the warm water to the yeast.

So not sure what went wrong , i used a warming draw to keep the substance warm , should i have used an oven on the lowest setting ?

I bloom my yeast on the counter top. Just combine warm water, sugar and yeast, stir and wait. The water temp should be very warm but not hot.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:23 AM   #7
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I'd have to say that the yeast wasn't good...did you try it again? I agree with you that the directions weren't easy to follow for your yeast. I've never tried it like that...I usually add the yeast to warm water with sugar and wait for it to proof.
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