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donola

Extreme novice needing advice

Hi , just wondering, when using dried active yeast, For how long will the dough mixture keep for, before one needs to use it??

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Mebake

It all boils down to how much (per weight) is the ratio of yeasts to flour. Most baker recommend 1-2% yeast (yeast to flour weight). So, a dough that has 100g flour, 65grams water, should have 1-2 grams yeast (1/3 - 2/3 teaspoon). typically, a dough with so much yeast, will ferment for upto 3 hours if all ingredients are at room temperature. If you plan to use the dough later, refrigerate it, otherwise the dough will be overfermented and will be spent. Using a spent dough results in a bread that is dense, ill flavored, and ill colored.

 

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donola

Thanks for your advice. I used your ratios for my second attempt aswell.... impressed myself :)