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nutritional yeast in bread?

kamp's picture

nutritional yeast in bread?

Is it possible to add nutritional yeast in bread dough (and off course normal bread yeast) to add more nutrients to the bread?

clazar123's picture

Try it!

If I'm not mistaken, it will add a flavor to your bread so make sure you like what it will do, flavor-wise. If you are adding a liquid form, you will have to compensate on the other liquid in the recipe and same for the dry form-tho I don't think you add that much.

Top it with some vegemite or marmite for an additional nutritional boost, though it is usually an acquired taste.

ananda's picture

Hi kamp,

I think Suas in "Advanced Breads and Pastry" discusses the use of de-activated yeasts in a bread improver formula.   It helps to reduce protein structure, bringing about dough extensibility.   So, great idea for nutrition, but I suspect there may be an impact on dough strength