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