Linda Question:What is the conversion factor for substituting dry yeast for compressed yeast. Yeast cakes are getting harder to find in the supermarket. Thanks! Rose Reply: 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 instant 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. Please Note: There is a second posting about yeast conversion so put yeast conversion in the search box and you will find it if you need more information.
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