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Old 07-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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crys Yet another question about cooking/baking

So I'm trying to make babka. It calls for dry activated yeast. I can't get the yeast to activate to save my life. Someone please explain to me exactly what I need to do so I can get this darn thing to work! I already did what the recipe said and what it said on the yeast packet but I just can't get it to work. Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert but make sure the yeast has not expired and that everything is at the correct temperature.

More good advice here:
http://allrecipes.com/advice/coll/all/articles/36P1.asp

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Old 07-05-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, your yeast is probably dead. Sometimes it doesn't even last till the expiration date.

Put a little yeast in a bowl with 1/2 cup warm water and a little sugar. If it doesn't bubble in 10- 15 minutes, it's dead.
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A babka?

I don't know what it is, but it sounds exotic. I want a bite...
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