What is Lievito Madre?
Lievito Madre, also called natural yeast, is a natural delicate sourdough obtained by mixing wheat flour and water. With subsequent spontaneous fermentation, wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria develop there.
Who is ADAM?
ADAM is our Lievito Madre that also contains a percentage of dry yeast. It is a perfect substitute for classic fresh yeast.
ADAM is a quick alternative for people who enjoy the benefits of lievito madre but do not have much time for leavening. The rising time is about 1.5-2 hours at room temperature.
How do I substitute fresh yeast in my recipe?
Follow your recipe and substitute the fresh yeast with the following proportions: 1g lievito madre = 3g ADAM; 1g dried yeast = 1.5g ADAM. Caution: levitation times may vary depending on the temperature of the water or the environment.
What are the advantages of Lievito Madre?
ADAM Lievito Madre makes baked goods soft and light and produces an optimal dough structure.
Can I use Lievito Madre for all types of dough?
Yes, our Lievito Madre can be used in all types of recipes.
Is is necessary to refresh ADAM Lievito Madre?
No, our ADAM Lievito Madre can be used directly just as it is.
What is the difference between Lievito Madre natural yeast and sourdough?
Lievito Madre natural yeast generally consists of wheat flour and has a solid consistency (flour and water in a 2:1 ratio). It is produced at a higher temperature and therefore, mainly lactic acid bacteria develop (delicate taste).
Sourdough generally consists of rye flour and has a more liquid consistency (flour and water in a 1:1 ratio). It is produced at lower temperatures and therefore, mainly acetic bacteria develop (acidic taste)."