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    Yeast 101

    Active or instant? Slow rise or fast? Baker Peter Reinhart has the scoop on yeast.

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    Holding Bread Dough in the Refrigerator

    Q: Once bread dough rises, is there a way to hold the dough if you are unable to bake it right away? Christine Barron, via email, None A: Bread dough can…

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    How to Avoid Overfermentation

    Q: Sometimes when I make bread (especially brioche) I notice a very strong, unpleasant alcohol taste in the finished loaf. What causes this and how can I avoid it? Jennifer Davis,…

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    Differences in Yeast

    Q: I see so many different packets of dry yeast at the store. What’s the difference between active dry, instant, and quick-rise yeast? Are any as good as fresh yeast? Tom…

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