Yeasts pertain to single-celled fungi and as fungi; these are related to other fungi which individuals are more familiar with. These may include the edible mushrooms you can find at the supermarkets or the typical bakers’ yeast used to leaven breads and molds which ripen blue cheese and molds which produce antibiotics for veterinary and medical use. Edible fungi and yeast are considered by many as natural as vegetables and fruits.
The bakers’ yeast used in leavening bread all over the world is actually the type that is known by many. The bakers’ yeast products are commonly made from strains of yeast chosen for their exclusive qualities that relate to the needs and requirements of the baking industry.
Yeast is a vital ingredient in various bakery products like breads, pastries and more. This is responsible for leavening though and imparting tasteful yeast fermentation flavors for the products. Yeast is rather used only in small amounts on majority of bakery products however, having quality yeast and using this properly makes a big difference between the success of the overall bakery operation and the quality of baker products made.
Yeast is definitely the key behind every successful bread or pastry recipe. The following are some of the best yeast bread recipes you need to know:
Italian Herb Bread
2 packs active dry yeast
2 cups warm clean water
2 tbsp. white sugar
1 tbsp. salt
¼ cup olive oil
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. onion powder
6 cup bread flour
½ cup grated Romano cheese
Preparation time of this yeast bread recipe is about 30 minutes; cooking time is 35 minutes and will be ready in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Mix the yeast and warm water and then add the white sugar altogether in a larger bowl. Set this aside for 5 minutes until the mixture turned out foamy.
Stir the olive oil, herbs, salt, garlic powder, cheese, onion powder and three cups flour to yeast mixture. Mix in the next 3 cups of flour gradually and the dough will be stiff.
Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes or until dough is rubbery and smooth. Place this in a clean oiled bowl, turn to cover the dough’s surface with oil and then cover with damp line towel. Let it rise for an hour or until dough grew double in size.
You will then need to punch the dough down to free all air and shape to two loaves. You need to place the loaves on oiled cookie sheet or two oiled 9×5 inch loaf pans and let it rise to double size in 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Other bread recipes that use yeast are Amish White Bread Recipe, Cinnamon Rolls, Pretzels Bread and more. With the countless recipes that use yeast, it cannot be denied that yeast is one of the ultimate key ingredients in pastry and baking.