You're not alone! Yeast can be tricky. Most likely the issue is either that your yeast is expired or the water you used was too hot. Yeast is a living organism. It is best to use yeast that has been stored properly and is used before the manufacturer’s best by date. Active dry yeast is the type of yeast often used in baking recipes, which remains dormant until you wake it up with warm water of between 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. If you go over 115 degrees, you will begin to kill the yeast. For more information, check out our blog “Avoid These Mistakes When Baking With Yeast” on our website.
Scotty's Everyday Keto Bread Mix was created so people can make fresh baked, keto, and gluten free bread at home without any fancy equipment. You can actually mix the dough with a wooden spoon if you choose. For best results, we recommend you follow the "easy to make" instructions on the back of the package.
You will need one packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast.
Our Keto Bread can be frozen sliced or in an entire loaf. Make sure you completely cool the loaf before placing it in a freezer bag.
Each bag makes one large loaf of bread.
You will get the best results using a 4.5” x 8.5” loaf pan.
On average, a loaf will last for 7-10 days at room temp if kept in a sealed plastic bag after completely cooling. We suggest refrigerating or even freezing your loaf in a freezer bag to keep it longer. The quality of the bread will not be affected in either of these temperature options.
The tapioca starch is optimized so that it’s actually a fiber, and resistant to digestion. This comes with a whole range of health benefits. Adding resistant starch to your keto diet can help support healthy weight loss and keep you feeling full—without knocking you out of ketosis. For more information, check out our blog “Modified Resistant Starch and the Keto Diet” on our website.
For high altitudes, yeast typically rises faster and evaporation happens quicker. We suggest you try a shorter rise time in a warm place (1.5 hrs vs 2 hrs), and use the same amount of yeast. You also might want to increase your oven temp to 400F and the cut the bake time down to 20 minutes instead of 25 minutes.
We recommend splitting the dough into 14 equal portions - a little smaller than the size of a golf ball.