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Why do we let bread rise twice?

not just once?

 
Melissa15

Asked by Melissa15 at 10:21 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (6)
  • to give the yeast enough time to expand the dough. If you have sugar or sweetener in it, you only need to let it rise once. Also, the slower/longer it rises, the better the flavor. As the yeast eats the gluten, there will be less of a yeasty flavor & more complex flavors.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:25 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • It relaxes the gluten, allows the yeast to continue fermentation (which equals flavor) and makes for a more tender loaf.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:24 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • The first time the air pockets are too large.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:23 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • ¸.•*"So funny you should ask this...i was just telling my dh that wanted me to make homemade bread...that i have a fear of making it every since i saw i love lucy and the whole bread thing...lol...i just think it would be a disaster for me and my kitchen...lol
    gracelessstar21

    Answer by gracelessstar21 at 10:34 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I love home made bread. The smell that fills yours house is wonderful too!
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 1:30 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • air pockets
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 5:44 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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