When using active dry yeast from a packet:
1. when you add it to the water the water should be about 110 degree…should you stir it in? It also says to add a pinch of sugar again stir? Sorry if this question is silly just don't use yeast often. Does the temp have to be precise?
2. How long should you wait for it to activate?
3. Could u just add it right into your batter instead of mixing with water? I think my water was a little cooler than 110 and after waiting two hours for the batter to rise it only rose a little bit. Do you think if I wait longer it may rise some more? Should I do another batch of yeast and remix the batter….Yikes….
Any input would help!!! Thank you in advance!!