Is your yeast dough too firm? No problem, that’s how you loosen it up
Yeast dough is very popular – especially when it is nice and fluffy. If your dough does not have the desired consistency, you can help with simple means.
- If your yeast dough has become too firm, it lacks liquid.
- Add some milk or optionally water to the dough.
- When adding the liquid, make sure not to add too much to the dough at once, but gradually incorporate the liquid.
- If the dough gets too sticky during this step, add flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
- When you are happy with the consistency of the dough, cover it and let it rise in a warm place. The warm, humid climate that is created when the bowl is covered helps the yeast rise.
Tips from professionals for the perfect yeast dough
In order for the yeast dough to succeed, there are a few things to consider when baking. If you follow these tips, you should be able to make the yeast dough easily.
- First you dissolve sugar and yeast in lukewarm milk. The sugar is needed by the yeast to create CO₂, which makes the dough rise.
- Now sprinkle a little flour on the work surface and make a small well into which you pour the milk and eggs. Then you stir.
- Knead the ingredients well together and add butter and a pinch of salt to the dough.