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bread-bakers-digest V6 #80

BreadMagician@prodigy.com ( LINDA REHBERG)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 23:46:09 -0800
To David:
  As you noticed in our book BREAD MACHINE MAGIC, we do prefer the 
Red Star active dry yeast for most of our recipes.  The instant, 
rapid rise type yeast works well, too, especially for the rapid bake 
breads or in machines that bake loaves in under 3 hours (it's a 
faster acting, shorter life type of yeast....does not work well at 
all for breads requiring more than 2 risings such as French and 
sourdough breads or breads that need long rising times).  The Red 
Star Bread Machine yeast is the best of all, in my opinion, but 
harder to find and too expensive for the amount of bread we bake each 
week.  We can buy the R.S. active dry in 2 lb bulk packages at our 
Price Club for $4.75 which is less than the 7 oz jar of bread machine 
yeast in our market.  The Bread Machine Yeast has an added 
conditioner and an emulsifier that helps produce taller loaves of 

Hope this clears up some of the confusion.

To Rose:

The box of Arrowhead Vital Wheat (pure) gluten recommends 1 1/2 tsp 
per cup of flour.  We find that amount works for white breads (which 
rarely need it) and we double that amount for whole grain breads.

Thanks, Bluemoon for sharing your mother's cornbread recipe.  Sounds 

Linda Rehberg