Does Yeast Get Killed During Baking?

Bread slices on a plate.

Yeast is an organism consisting of living cells, more precisely a fungus. Since yeast is sensitive to environmental influences, it is very important to treat it properly so that it can function optimally. It plays an important role in the production of bread and various bakery products. In short: Yes, yeast is killed by high … Read more

What Happens if You Use Milk Instead of Water in Bread Dough?

Homemade bread

The liquid is the primary ingredient of bread dough, and most recipes use water. Unlike water, milk contains proteins, fat, and sugar. Some enriched bread, such as brioche and the sweetbreads served on holidays in many European countries, are traditionally made with milk. This post aims to explain what changes happen to homemade bread when … Read more

What to Use When You Have No Washing-Up Liquid?

A bottle of Fairy washing-up liquid

Washing the dishes thoroughly is extremely important for our health, especially if we live in a household with small children or people with weakened immune systems. What can you do if your dish soap runs out when you need it the most? I think many of us can identify with this. Can we use soaps … Read more

What Happens if You Don’t Rinse the Soap Off Dishes?

A bottle of dishsoap, a pack of Finish detergent, and five dishwasher tablets

Dishwashing is usually done in three steps: first comes the washing in soapy water, then rinsing with clean water, and finally drying. However, not everyone thinks that rinsing with clean water is necessary, especially with natural and biodegradable dish soap. Read on to find out what happens if you leave soap residue on your kitchenware. … Read more

How Do you Clean Dishes That Touched Raw Chicken?

Raw chicken prepard for baking with vegetables

Working with raw chicken is a well-known health risk in the kitchen, as it can contain dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella or Campylobacter. By using appropriate kitchen techniques, you can control the risk carried by raw poultry and prevent the occurrence of food-borne illnesses. The purpose of my post is to explain how to properly … Read more