Dec 15, 2005 | From the kitchen of Rose
What is the conversion factor for substituting dry yeast for compressed yeast. Yeast cakes are getting harder to find in the supermarket. Thanks!
for those of you who have "the bread bible" the yeast conversion is on page 562
to convert fresh cake yeast to instant yeast, for 1 packed tablespoon/0.75 ounce cake yeast use 2 teaspoons instant yeast or 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry
1 teaspoon instant aka instant active dry=1-1/4 teaspoons active dry or 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh cake yeast
instant yeast can be added directly to the flour without proofing. it is available nationally under the following names:
fleischmann's bread machine yeast or rapid rise
red star's quickrise
red star's instant active dry
SAF gourmet perfect rise
i store the unused yeast in an airtight container in the freezer where it stays fresh for as long as 2 years. (if it's a large quantity i store about 2 tablespoons of it separately so that the larger amount doesn't get subjected to oxygen and deteriorate more quickly.
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