How to Proof Yeast

Equipment Needed

  • Sanitized Glass 8oz or above
  • 1 cup warm water (~70F)

Yeast proofing is a process where hydrating the dry yeast to ensure vitality and activate the yeast before pitching.

Note: This process only needs to be done on dry yeast. Liquid yeast should use a starter.


  1. Pour about 1 cup of lukewarm water into a sterile glass.
  2. Sprinkle yeast into the water, cover the glass with foil and let stand 10-15 min.
  3. The yeast should dissolve and release a dough like aroma. If this does not occur, repeat with new yeast.

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