So you are in the mood to do a little baking, and you come upon a strip of dry yeast packets in your cabinet... Not sure if they are any good? Use my quick tip to test the potency BEFORE you begin the process of baking bread or whatever other warm and toasty goodies you have in mind. Save yourself energy by doing this prior to mixing up your project.
Stay tuned throughout this One By One video because I get a surprise after I thought the yeast was too old to use and no longer active... Proving once again that patience is a virtue, and worth the wait!! ;)
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So to be clear, test your dry yeast by mixing 1 cup of warm tap water with 1 tablespoon of yeast, then add 1 teaspoon of sugar and stir. After mixing together, watch to see if it bubbles and grows. If it does, it is active, but if it stays flat, throw it out and head to the supermarket for a fresh package.
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Have fun baking and let me know what you are making! ~ Luci