Bread not rising - what am I doing wrong?
I have tried twice to make honey oat bread. It didn't rise either time. My yeast does not go out of date until 2012. My water that I added to the yeast was right at 115 degrees. I added a small amount of honey to the yeast water (it never fizzed is it supposed to?) I added ingredients and kneaded in my KA mixer then placed the dough in a stainless bowl on the stove top (not on) with the overhead light on for a little extra warmth. My house is 75 degrees.
I don't know what I am doing wrong? Is my yeast bad? Water too hot? Please help. I really want to make my own bread and this is frustrating and a bit discouraging.