The yeast has been used for years to make bread rise. However, it was not until Louis Pasteur in the 19th century that we understood how it works.
MEILLEURduCHEF.com carries several types of yeast for baking preparations. However, you may find it difficult to find your way around. We explain how to differentiate between them and what to use them for.
If you want to make home-made pizza dough or bread, you will need to use yeast. There are different yeasts and you have to know how to differentiate them.
Fresh baker's yeast is available in the form of soft, crumbly cubes. It is used in brioche, pizza and bread dough. During the preparation, the yeast is crumbled and diluted with a little water or milk. It does not keep well in the refrigerator, but can be frozen very well after purchase.
Dry yeast is sold in small envelopes. It is used in the same preparations as fresh yeast. It can be diluted in water or warm milk. It can be stored in the refrigerator.
At MEILLEURduCHEF.com, you will find instant dry yeast in envelopes. It is mixed directly into the flour. It can be used for the same preparations, but fresh yeast is preferred as it gives a more airy crumb.
Baking powder is sold in envelopes for use in many baked goods such as cakes and biscuits. It is mixed with the flour and sifted to avoid lumps. Baking powder can be replaced by bicarbonate.
By choosing the right yeast, you can bake anything you wish.