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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Q & A

Q. IT'S BEEN 3 DAYS SINCE I MIXED FRUITS AND WATER IN A JAR BUT NOTHING'S HAPPENING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A. You can wait for few more days and see OR if you think you need to add some sugar(or fruits) for your yeast water, then do so. There is no 'correct' way to cultivate yeast so you can experiment to establish your original way of making yeast water. :)

Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY FRUITS IN MY YEAST WATER JAR?
A. You can keep them or remove them. I personally prefer to keep them.

Q. CAN I EAT THESE SOAKED FRUITS?
A. Of course! I often add those well soaked raisins to my bread dough.

Q. WHERE SHOULD I KEEP MY YEAST WATER JAR?
A. Once your yeast water is made in room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator.

Q. HOW CAN I REFRESH MY YEAST WATER?
A. Click here

Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REFRESH MY YEAST WATER?
A. If you are keeping your water in the refrigerator, you can keep it there for a month without feeding anything. You need to refresh/feed yeast water before making pre-fermented dough.
See here to see how to

If you forget about your yeast water and more than a month pass, just give it a try by adding a teaspoon sugar to the jar, put the jar in roomtemperature, wait for 1 day and see if it bubbles.

Somtimes even though you do everythign that you can do to make the yeast water re-energized, yeast simply does not become so strong. If you feel like this is the case, use up all the water to make pizza dough and enjoy pizza (requires only 1 rise. 2nd rise is not so important if you are not a pizza enthusiast, right?) or say good-bye...

Make new yeast water.

3 comments:

chia said...

hihi
Just wondering whether you have experience with pizza dough yet?
Would like to know the ratio of the yeast water, preferment dough etc if I am making 1.
:)

wao said...

hi chia!

Sorry for the late response.

Of course you can bake pizza!

you can experiment with the rolls' recipe to bake pizza dough.if you prefer, you can use olive oil.

have fun!

JAT said...

Hi,
I have several yeast jars going that seem to be doing well. They have the bubbles at the top, raisins are all floating, and the aroma is that of vinegar/ wine. I have been unsuccessful thus far after mixing my doug, put it in a bowl, and put it in the oven next to the oven light, with the oven OFF. I wait all night and in the morning NOTHING. No rise at all. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Thanks
Confused

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