Proofing dough: Why is mine not rising?
I've tried 2 different recipes (burger buns and cinnamon buns) now in the past week and neither of them has proofeded well (either not rising at all or only a bit). I'm using yeast from a jar (Fleischman's traditional active dry yeast) and either electric beaters with a dough hook type attachment or hands.
I recently moved and I used to have a stand mixer and use yeast from packages and didn't generally have problems with rise. Is there something that I have to do differently with yeast from the jar and/or with beaters instead of a mixer?
I tested my yeast with water and sugar and it bubbled up, so I don't think it has died (but I guess I could go buy some more and try again?) Maybe I'm not kneading it enough?
Thank you for your help!