Useful Yeast Substitute

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Recipe by rpgaymer

Posted mostly for safe-keeping, in case I ever forget it. I don't bake a lot, so I don't usually have yeast laying around. Regardless, at least half of the time that I've baked with yeast, my dough never rose. It's just a pain. Finding a decent substitute was surprisingly difficult, but this one works well enough. This substitute is equivalent to one teaspoon of yeast.


  1. Prepare your recipe as directed, but combine the baking soda with the dry ingredients and the lemon juice with the wet. Do not mix the two sets of ingredients together until the end, at which point the chemical reaction will occur as you're stirring.
  2. You do not need to wait for the dough to rise, as it won't anyway. Just continue with the recipe as directed.

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