Combine the yeast, warm water and sugar called for in your recipe in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Note: If your recipe doesn't call for sugar, add a small amount (1/8 tsp will do it), to give the yeast something to feed on.
If the mixture isn't foamy, it's time to run to the store for more yeast.
- Keep your warm water to 110-115 degrees. Anything hotter, and you'll kill the yeast.
- Store your yeast in the fridge, and it will stay fresh longer
- Be sure to check the expiration date before you buy yeast
What You Need
- A bowl