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A question about a recipe: Honey Cashew Morning Buns

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I have a question about the recipe "Honey Cashew Morning Buns" from Joanne Chang. How does the yeast work without some kind of sugar?

asked by Carla 6 months ago
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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added 6 months ago

Yeast converts the starch in flour to sugar, to get its food source.

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added 6 months ago

I almost never use sugar in bread doughs-totally unnecessary.

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added 6 months ago

Got it - thanks! And it did, in fact, rise quite nicely; just took a bit longer than three hours.

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