What is the role of the salt ingredient in making yeast bread?
Salt slows the yeast activity. The role of the salt ingredient in making yeast bread:
1) Natural Bread flavour is enhanced. 2) Acts on protein to strengthen the gluten chain. 3) Reduces gassing rate and hence can be used to control yeast activity. 4) Desired degree of saltiness can be achieved. 5) Improves crust colour, crumb structure and shelf life.