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To Proof or Not To Proof

Sat, 20 Jul 1996 17:46:20 -0700
I just started using the Red Star Instant Active Dry Yeast that is sold in bulk at Sam's 
Club. The directions say to NOT dissolve this yeast in liquid, but to only add it to the 
other dry ingredients. I've always proofed my yeast with warm water and a little sugar 
and would prefer to continue this. I like the smell and find it reassuring to see the 
yeast get right to work.  I'd appreciate the opinion of others who use this type of 

Also, thanks to all who replied to my previous question on storing bulk yeast.

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