How come I can't get my yeast to proof. I make sure the water is the right temp. the yeast is not old and I add the sugar when it is suppose to go in. All I want to do is make some pizza dough.
You may just have a dud batch of yeast. It happens. Check the date on the package, or start with a new package. If your water temp is fine, (I use slightly warmer than body temperature water) you should be golden. Otherwise, I have no idea why yeast wouldn't proof for you.
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