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Misread yeast and salt measurements..

I accidentally used 2 tsp yeast and 1 tsp salt, instead of the other way around (1 of yeast and 2 of salt). It's a dough at 50% hydration, 20oz of flour. How different can I expect it to turn out? Should I start over?

asked by Angela 8 months ago

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added 8 months ago

It should be fine. The end product will be less salty than usual. Heck, you may end up preferring it that way, you'll find out.

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Amy
added 8 months ago

It may rise much faster since you have double yeast and not as much salt to help control it, and the flavor will be a bit different, but it would be worth following through to see if it turns out.

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added 8 months ago

I ended up kneading in the missing teaspoon of salt, to help keep the extra yeast in check. The bialys I was making still came out pretty great!

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added 8 months ago

If you ever miss yeast in a dough and you're not too far into the process, you can hydrate it with JUST enough water to dissolve it into a loose paste and then knead that in VERY well. Your instincts with the salt, however, were right on!

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