I'm having problems baking bread. Why does the dough not rise?
If the dough does not rise, it may be due to one of the following:
- water temperature used for dissolving yeast was too cool or too hot;
- too stiff a dough;
- rising place too cool; or
- old or dead yeast.
Barbara Willenberg, Associate State Nutrition Specialist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Friday, February 06, 2009