What is Yeast Leavened bread?
- ?Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Leavening is the process of adding gas to a dough before or during baking to produce a lighter, more easily chewed bread. Many breads are leavened by yeast. The yeast used for leavening bread is Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the same species used for brewing alcoholic beverages. This yeast ferments carbohydrates in the flour, including any sugar, producing carbon dioxide. Most bakers leaven their dough with commercially produced baker's yeast. Baker's yeast has the advantage of producing uniform, quick, and reliable results, because it is obtained from a pure culture. Many artisan bakers produce their own yeast by preparing a 'growth culture' which they then use in the making of bread. This culture kept in the right conditions will continue to grow and provide leavening for many years. Most bread consumed in the is leavened. However, unleavened breads have symbolic importance in Judaism and Christianity. Jews consume unleavened bread called Matza during Passover for example. So, a leavened bread is a bread that uses yeast to make it rise, instead of unleavened bread which uses baking soda or baking powder to rise ....... hope this helps ........ = )
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- Anonymous5 years ago
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Yeast in the OT represented contamination - Jesus refered to the leaven of the pharisees. One can draw many meanings from the bread and wine meal that Jesus asked his followers together to partake of, in remembrance of him. As you point out, this meal, after Jesus has done his work, brings to us a new significance. As you say, the meal eaten with wrong attitudes (bad leaven) in the heart is a serious contamination of the meal, and condemns such a one one who carelessly partakes. One rotten apple in the bag has the power to contaminate the whole lot. However, Jesus came to bring freedom from a tangle of rules and regs, so I believe that we must not get bogged down with deeper meanings which requires a mature level of spiritual understanding.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
A bread that uses yeast to make it rise, vs a bread that uses baking soda or baking powder to rise (biscuits, pancakes for example).