Yeast Breads; Softening Yeast

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Sprinkling Yeast
Fill a 1-cup liquid measure with 1/4 cup lukewarm (105 to 115) water. Sprinkle the water with 1 package active dry yeast and a pinch of sugar or flour.

Checking Yeast
After about 5 minutes, the yeast granules will be soft and, if the yeast is active, the surface of the water will be covered with a thick layer of buff-colored foam.