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Bread not rising since switching to Doves Farm Quick Yeast

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MrsJamin Sat 19-Jul-08 09:28:29

I was making great bread with the normal 7g sachets of dried yeast, then switched to Doves Farm Quick Yeast and it's eadible but not at all as light, fluffy or high as it was before. Has anyone else had this? I'm confused about how much yeast to put into a large (450/500g white flour) loaf as I have seen the amount vary between 1 and 3 tsp. I've used different amounts of Doves yeast but the bread is still a bit rubbish looking. Can anyone help?

MrsJamin Sun 20-Jul-08 13:47:11

bump! help me

littleducks Sun 20-Jul-08 13:49:26

are you following the quick bread recipe or the longer one

i made quick bread and thought the same, brerad was nice but didnt seem to rise at all in the 25 min

Lilymaid Sun 20-Jul-08 13:51:38

Are you making the bread in a breadmaker? If so, I use Dove's Farm Quick Yeast and find it very good. You need 1 (5ml) teaspoon of yeast for a 500 gm loaf according to my Panasonic book.

MrsJamin Sun 20-Jul-08 14:40:50

Yes I'm using a Panasonic SD253, have tried normal 4 hr cycle, quick cycle, 1 tsp and 3 tsp and it all comes out the same. I'm keeping the yeast in the fridge - could that be the problem?

Uriel Sun 20-Jul-08 15:45:58

I wouldn't keep yeast in the fridge. Is that what the packet recommends? hmm

CoffeeCrazedMama Mon 21-Jul-08 10:58:37

I use it for making bread using bread hook on Kitchen Aid rather than a bread maker with brilliant results. I think the fridge is your problem - the cold would be putting the yeast to sleep, IYSWIM. I keep the open packet in a small tupperware-style box and it seems to keep very well.

MrsJamin Mon 21-Jul-08 19:09:43

ah I see. not sure why I put it in the fridge. severe baby brain...

MrsJamin Mon 21-Jul-08 19:09:59

oh and thanks for your help

Lilymaid Tue 22-Jul-08 21:11:20

I always keep my dried yeast in the fridge and there isn't any problem with it.

arfur Wed 23-Jul-08 17:27:03

I found that it didnt keep well in its packet so now keep mine in a small lock and lock container and its much better HTH

MrsJamin Thu 24-Jul-08 10:42:52

Thanks for the messages. I've kept the yeast out of the fridge for a few days now and have just made another doorstep. I might see if I can contact Doves for their advice...

MrsJamin Thu 24-Jul-08 10:46:44

Also I have just found the Doves website say it should be kept in the fridge - it wasn't baby brain after all...

witchandchips Thu 24-Jul-08 10:51:05

Have you tried adding more sugar/honey. It could be that organic yeast is hungrier + needs more food to get started. Another possibility is that your breadmaker heats up the water too much, killing off the yeast before it has a chance to work.

imaginewittynamehere Thu 24-Jul-08 10:51:13

I have found that this just goes off too quickly to use - I make 2 loaves every 3 days & find I can only use half a pack before the yeast starts to fail - & this is with keeping it in an air tight container in the fridge. Have switched back to the individual sachets which give predicatable results.

I have a panasonic (255) & when the doves farm yeast is new use approx 1 tsp for a 500g loaf.

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