Do I soak yeast in water like the recipe says? Or not because the Panasonic manual says not to?
I don't know what to do. This recipe is the highest-rated bread machine white bread on another site:
It says to let the yeast soak in 110 degree water/sugar for 10 minutes. My Panasonic bread-machine instruction manual specifically says not to let the yeast soak in water first. I think it is because the machine already has an initial rest period with a heating-element going at the beginning. So perhaps Panasonic says not to do this because it knows the machine already does it. But for all I know, the recipe already factors that in, and still wants you to do it anyway. So do I follow the recipe or the Panasonic guidelines? My guess is to follow the recipe -- especially if all bread machines have an initial rest period.