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Jem218's picture

Too much yeast

Hi im baking my first ever bread! However I stupidly didn't check the recipe and put double the yeast in!! I'm following the sponge method of leaving the dough batter to ferment overnight before adding the rest of the flour and forming the dough there anyway I can rectify the dough? I'm using organic whole meame spelt flour and Greek yoghurt for the batter...I used dry yeast! Please help! 

golgi70's picture

Did you just double the yeast in the sponge???


If so double the rest of the ingredients in the sponge as well and mix together.  Then double the finished dough and you'll have double the bread. 



Floydm's picture

Yeah, either double the ingredients or chill the sponge in the fridge to slow it down.

Good luck!