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How To Proof Yeast

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If your yeast is a little old and you aren't sure if it's still active, here's how to test it before you add other ingredients.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Combine the yeast with the amount of warm water called for in the recipe.
  2. Stir in about 1/8 teaspoon of sugar.
  3. Check the mixture after about 10 minutes; if it's bubbly, the yeast is good.

Tips:

  1. Buy yeast in bulk for a big savings. Yeast will keep for years in the freezer.
  2. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure safe water temperature.

What You Need

  • Yeast
  • Water
  • 1/8 tsp sugar

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