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BreadMagician@prodigy.com ( LINDA REHBERG)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 19:51:03, -0500
To Sally in NC

To test your yeast to see if it's still active, dissolve 1 tsp sugar 
in 1/2 cup warm water (110 - 115 degrees) in a glass measuring cup.  
Sprinkle 1 scant tablespoon yeast slowly over the surface.  Stir; 
allow the mixture to sit for 10 min.  Within the first 5 min, the 
yeast should begin rising to the surface.  At the end of 10 min, if 
the yeast has doubled and reached the 1 cup mark and has a rounded 
crown of foam, it is very active.  Yeast that is inactive or losing 
its potency will either not react at all or will not reach the 1 cup 
mark within 10 minutes.  In either case, discard the yeast and buy