Ahhh, thankyou ever so much, so if, hypothetically I had made some dough before reading the yeast instructions, just added it dry will it eventually do the same job or must it be activated before you add it?
i do not have a massive ball of dough sat in a bowl in my kitchen which is not magically doubleing in size
Use the yeast water for the liquid in your dough. No other liquid needed.
You get 2 types of dried yeast - 1 that you mix into the flour and then add the water, the other is activated by adding to warm water (and sometimes sugar) before adding the yeasty liquid to the flour, salt and oil.
Right, so i am making dough, i have dried yeast, the recipe states 15g of yeast (dried) On the yeast package it says reactivate with water before use (states 1 pint of water, add sugar and 5g of yeast, stir and leave for 15 mins then use as directed in the recipe)
But... Surely then I have 1 extra pint of water in my dough?!
There is probably a simple answer to this and i am being dense but its one of those days! Thanks in advance