Using sugar to help activate the dry yeast is a baking technique for the books. The yeast is a live organism and needs food to thrive—hence, the sugar! Watch our 40-second video to learn how.
• active dry yeast
• warm water (between 105–115 degrees)
• sugar (if called for in your recipe)
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