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raising agent

An opened 50 g package of compressed yeast, produced and bought in Finland.

levure de boulanger: yeast, sold either frais (fresh) or dried (levure sèche du boulanger traditionelle) which needs to be activated in warm water for 15 minutes before use. Levure instantanée or action express is ready to use without the delay.

levure chimique: baking powder. It comes in little paper sachets of 11 grams in France, good from 500gr of flour for most recipes. Also known as poudre à lever or poudre à pâte.

levure de bière maltée: brewer’s or nutritional yeast

levain: sourdough starter

Bread, pancakes, etc

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Hellahulla