VCR Lesson 5
Select the word from Lesson 4 that fits best
1.- (n.) a substance (such as yeast) that makes dough rise and become light before it is baked
2.- (v.) to cause dough or bread to ferment and rise by adding leaven.
Unleavened bread Bible reference
Since, when they first left, they had not time for the bread to rise, so the bread was made without leaven.
Leaven... not the same thing as yeast.
Yeast is a type of leavening agent (type of leaven) and so are these:
- Baking soda
- Baking soda with vinegar
- Baking powder
- Bakers' ammonia
- Potassium bicarbonate
- Home-made potash
- Active dry yeast
- Sourdough starter
Example sentence: After trying several different agents, she concluded that yeast was the leaven which produced the best results.
2.- (v.) to be a lightening or enlivening influence.
While giving her speech, her sense of humor was leaven to the audience.
Leaven can mean to improve, but doesn't necessarily have to. Leaven just means to strengthen.
1.- The anarchist movement leavened the rebellious attitudes among the people.
2.- The new leaven finally reached the figures of authority, leading to the mistreatment of the common people.
Choose the sentence in which the bolded word is used incorrectly
2.- Although many prefer to use yeast, my mom's preference is leaven.
3.- She has such a light hearted spirit that her presence leavens the mood of a room.
4.- Depending on the type of bread you are making you can decide how much leaven you will need.
The answer is
Yeast is a type of leaven, so, if you use yeast, you would, by definition, be also using leaven.