I have been listening to Stella Culinary/Free Culinary School podcast for quite a while now. I am really enjoying all the videos being produced currently. I haven't posted in the forum much so I might as well introduce myself. I am a mechanical engineering student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. I am currently in AZ doing an internship for this semester and summer. I didn't start cooking until I started college. I reallized that I wanted to eat good food but I didn't want to go to resturants all the time so I decided to learn how to cook. I quickly became very passionate about cooking and I really like experimenting and trying new things. My "go to" tecniques are sauce making, braising and deep frying.
Hi Chef Jacob,
My question is, have you seen a difference of adding salt with yeast at the beginning of a machine kneaded bread?
For better than forty years, I have added salt in the beginning of making a yeast bread in a machine kneaded bread to get the salt and yeast spread out through the dough.
In 2007-2008, I did a test of salt and yeast doing a bag test on a plastic bottle using a condom to look for CO2 pressure. One bottle had salt and the other did not not. The salt added seemed to create a little better pressure than without salt but this was only one test.