The yeast used in making bread is a very important ingredient in your kitchen. If you are not careful, it may cause some problems with your health or even worse. It is always better to have the right ingredients than to use inferior ones. So, here we will tell you about three best substitutes for yeast which can be used to make bread at home without any trouble.
1) Bread Baking Soda:
Bread baking soda is one of the most popular alternatives to yeast. It is available in different forms like granules, tablets, crystals and powders.
There are many advantages over regular yeast. For example, it does not require time to rise and makes a better dough because it helps in preventing gluten formation during rising. Also, it works well for all types of breads including sourdoughs and white breads.
2) Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil is another good substitute for yeast. It works well for breads made from wheat flour, rye flour, wholemeal flour and other flours.
Some studies show that coconut oil can improve the texture of baked goods when compared to butter or lard. It also prevents the growth of harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7 in the food products.
3) Baking Soda:
Baking soda can be used when yeast is not available. It helps the bread to rise and also adds a good flavor to it.
It is not as strong as yeast, so you need to add more of it when compared with yeast. It provides just enough rise to a loaf of bread without imparting an overpowering flavor. While using it for recipes that need rising agent, make sure you decrease the amount of sugar and salt in the recipe by 25% and also decrease the amount of water if necessary.
So, these are some of the top alternatives to yeast which you can use for making your favorite bread at home.
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