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Bread not rising since switching to Doves Farm Quick Yeast

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MrsJamin · 19/07/2008 09:28

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?

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MrsJamin · 20/07/2008 13:47

bump! help me

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littleducks · 20/07/2008 13:49

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 · 20/07/2008 13:51

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 · 20/07/2008 14:40

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?

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Uriel · 20/07/2008 15:45

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

CoffeeCrazedMama · 21/07/2008 10:58

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 · 21/07/2008 19:09

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

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MrsJamin · 21/07/2008 19:09

oh and thanks for your help

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Lilymaid · 22/07/2008 21:11

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

arfur · 23/07/2008 17:27

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 · 24/07/2008 10:42

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...

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MrsJamin · 24/07/2008 10:46

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

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witchandchips · 24/07/2008 10:51

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 · 24/07/2008 10:51

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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