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Yeast Has A Purpose

The breads essential ingredient is yeast, yeast is an living organism and it is best to use yeast at room temperature.

Yeast

The breads essential ingredient is yeast, it is an living organism and it is best to use yeast at room temperature.

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Yeast

What decreases the yeasts activity is when it comes in direct contact with salt or sugar

Take the yeasts temperature.by using a thermometer, its temperature should be 120*f to 130*f

Add the yeast as a wet substance before mixing it with dry ingredients.

Incorporating Sugar with Yeast

Dissolve 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup of 110*f to 115*f water then, add up to 3 individual packets of yeast, depending on your sugar solution. Next, stir in yeast until completely dissolved. Let mixture stand until yeast begins to foam vigorously (5-10 minutes).

Re hydrating dry yeast before using it gives it a good start because, the yeast will feed on the sugar allowing it to become very active and ready to work in your dough.

Benefits Of Consuming Yeast

  • rich source of B Vitamins
  • converts fermentable carbohydrates as maltose, glucose, fructose and sucrose into carbon dioxide and alcohol.

Conversion

Conversion table of yeast is based on the amount of flour in your recipes.

Flour Yeast (dry) Yeast (dry)
CupsIndividual (pkg .25 oz)Teaspoons
0-412 1/4
4-822 1/2
8-1236 3/4
12-1649
Yeast Conversion Chart

Ex: the recipes calls for 6 cups of flour you would use 2 (.25 oz packets) or 2 1/2 teaspoons of dry yeast.


Bread

Batter Breads

  • are made by mixing
  • coarser bread
  • has only one rise

Kneaded Breads

  • can be kneaded by hand or with a heavy duty mixer using a dough hook.
  • are shaped by mixing and kneading the dough.
  • the kneading develops gluten from protein in the flour
  • even texture and has a smooth rounded top.
  • can be left for 15 minutes at room temperature
  • cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours to slow the rising process then gently push your fist into the dough to deflate it

A Rise

How to get a rise out of your dough is rather simple

  • grease a large bowl (twice as large as the dough) using shortening or cooking spray,
  • add the dough to the greased bowl turning it so all sides of the dough are greased.
  • cover the bowl of greased dough with saran wrap
  • set this bowl on a rack in a warm draft-free place. over a bowl of hot water.

Crust

  • Shiny Crust – beat the egg use a little amount of water. If desired, sprinkle with oats, poppy seeds, caraway, sesame seeds, rosemary, etc.
  • Golden Brown Crust – brush with softened butter or margarine
  • Crisp Crust – brush or spray lightly with water
  • Soft Tender Crust – brush with milk

Slash the top of the bread with a sharp serrated knife (1/4 inch depth in the center of the bread).

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Baking

  • adjust oven racks
  • center the pan, sheets, stoneware in the middle of the office not touching anything else.
  • crisp, brown crust, bake on stoneware sprinkled with cornmeal.

Storage

  • store in a cool, dry place for 5-7 days.
  • refrigerator causes bread to become stale faster
  • freeze 2-3 months

Are You Rising?

When it comes to life are you rising up or falling down in life?

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Yeast Breads

Many children in crisis spend a large part of their time living in the juvenile system, social services, foster care and group homes.

Today, is one of the days that I will be mentoring the girl inmates individually within the juvenile hall. The incarcerated boys and girls are 18 years old and younger. There are more boys than girls.

At some point these children may have been beaten down mentally or physically or just trying to escape their family dynamics by running away and getting caught up with the enemy.

All have fallen down a few times and when we do we fall we need someone to pick us up. We need help and encouragement as we go about life.

Some of these children need to be told that they can rise up from where they are, but, they also need a person to help them when they fall.

We call it being a mentor to the mentee. These children need a good person in their life, someone they can call when they are down or when they are thinking about doing something bad to themselves or another.

Behavior

The needs of youth in crisis have evolved. their upbringing has or have received reinforcement of negative behaviors. Mostly, by the people who have existed in their lives.

There are youth that rebel with their parent, teachers and various others when it comes to what they want or do not want to do. Parents must create boundaries, curfews, etc. Schools have detention, suspension and expulsion in place for a reason. If these youth do not attend some form of education they will be considered illiterate and they may then challenge the law because of their choices. Some youth have been forced to fend for themselves because their family unit is so messed up, a lack of. If the family unit is missing the youth will turn to gangs to feel like they belong to something.

The good that come out of incarceration is that when youth are incarcerated they have to attend school in the institution, The sad news is that these youth are trying to finish junior high and/or their high school education.


Causes or Causations

Yeast Expiration Date (age)

  • Due to age the dough it may not to rise because the yeast is too old. Let’s think about that for a moment. What comes to mind when you think of children? Are they to old to rise up and change the cycle they have been amongst?

Yeast Temperature (lukewarm)

  • The yeast or the water was to hot and killed the yeast.
  • The rising place was too cool, lukewarm.
  • The water was too cool to activate the yeast

Where does lukewarm get you? No where! He will spew you from his mouth!

Yeast Environment (controlled)

  • The bread falls in the oven because the oven was too cool from the start. Much like us trying to be cool when it comes to parenting.
  • The dough may rise too much and get too little light. Much like the darkness that is all around us.

What do some of our living situations look like? Are you willing to fall or rise up in your circumstances?

By Damaged Goods

I'm a third generation baker who is seeking an abundant life in baking by using God's earthly ingredients.

I would love to hear your thoughts

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