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Killed yeast failed rise rescue

lschaffnit's picture

Killed yeast failed rise rescue

Help!  I must have added my proofed yeast to scalded milk that was still too hot.  It hasn't risen after 2 hours.  (This is a rye bread, so it always takes longer to rise, but this is ridiculous)  Is there anything I can do to rescue the dough?

gaaarp's picture

Now that it has cooled, perhaps try adding more yeast.  If you have instant yeast, you should be able to just knead it in.  I don't know if it will work, but it's worth a try.