The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92013   Message #1832820
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Sep-06 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Favourite homemade pizza recipe
Subject: RE: BS: Favourite homemade pizza recipe
The yeast they make these days doesn't always need to be proofed. The rapid or quick variety (I haven't read the label in ages, just grab the package I always use) can be mixed directly into the flour. It saves some time and bother. If you think your yeast might be old then proofing it is a good idea, to be sure it is still active. No point in wasting the rest of your ingredients if your yeast is dead.