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Instant Yeast (Fleischmanns) 1lb
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127 of 128 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Instant YeastSep 23, 2009
This is the most economical way to buy yeast even if you only bake with it 6 times in a year. Do the math comparing the cost of those little packets & you'll see what I mean.
This is an "Instant" or "Rapid Rise" yeast which should not be confused with "Active Dry". Active Dry is dried at a higher temperature & therefore more of the yeast cells are killed. If using AD, you need to soak/activate it in warm water before adding to dry ingredients. This is unnecessary with Instant yeast; add it directly to the flour. You also need to use more AD because more of the yeast cells are dead.
I store mine in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator. I write the expiration date on a label stuck to the lid. It has always stayed active beyond the expiration date.
This is the yeast to use if you are using a bread machine. You can use AD yeast but it's more convenient to just dump all the ingredients in to a bread machine and let it do the work.
You can substitute Rapid Rise/Instant yeast in a recipe calling for Active Dry yeast. Use about 25% less Rapid Rise/Instant than the recipe calls for. Example: The Active Dry packets usually contain about 2-1/4 tsp./.25 oz. so use 1-3/4 tsp. Instant/rapid Rise yeast if the recipe calls for 1 packet (2-1/4 tsp.) Active Dry.
You can also substitute Active Dry for a recipe that calls for Instant/Rapid Rise. Use about 25% more Active Dry than the recipe calls for. Example: Use 1-1/4 tsp. Active Dry if the recipe calls for 1 tsp. Instant.
1 tsp. Active Dry = 3/4 tsp. Instant/Rapid Rise
1 tsp. Instant/Rapid Rise = 1 1/4 tsp. Active Dry
1 packet (2 1/4 tsp/.25 oz) Active Dry = 1 3/4 tsp. Instant/Rapid Rise
Other yeast to consider:
Red Star Baking Yeast, Vacuum Packed, 2-Pound
Safmex Instant Yeast ( 16 oz / 1 lb )
13 of 14 found the following review helpful:
YeastJun 19, 2009
By T. Methven
I got tired of paying $2.99 for a strip of 3 little packs of instant yeast. This is how even a casual baker should buy their yeast. Shipping is high so buy more than one. The yeast comes in a heavy duty vacuum pack so the unopened yeast will have a very long shelf life. I have used it twice for pizza dough and Chiabatta bread and it works great.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Great valueOct 09, 2008
By L. Edington
Works great in the bread machine. Great price. It stores well in the refrigerator. Much better buy than the 4oz jars.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Bad batch.Dec 04, 2012
By Jennifer Wilson
I chose a rating of two because even using twice as much of this product didn't give me the 'lift' I should be getting in my baked goods, and tasted terrible. I've been baking for 30 years. If your product doesn't turn out, and you are using a good thermometer, the problem is ALWAYS the yeast. It can be so discouraging to new bakers to get a bad bag such as the one I got. Try again with different yeast.
After reading the other reviewers who were disappointed with this product I'm too discouraged to attempt a return. I'll feed it to my compost heap.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great Yeast for breads & bunsMar 09, 2012
By Victoria H
This is wonderful yeast. I mix it in with my flour and other dries, then use hot tap water directly into this mixture, mix and knead. The yeast rises beautifully, and in a few hours, after a couple of rises and a good baking, I have wonderful breads to eat. There is no need to proof this yeast, a step given at the beginning of many bread recipes. This yeast is fresh, and lasts a long time in its vacuum sealed packs. There are two half pound packets in this product, so one can sit on your shelves while you open and use the other. I recommend storing the opened half in a plastic or glass container in the freezer. This will extend its life if you don't use it too often.
I make all my breads in a Kitchen Aid mixer, which greatly speeds prep time, but two to three rises are needed to get great bread, and you really can't rush the rising. Your reward will be great bread or cinnamon buns, or whatever you and your family enjoys. There is not reason why you couldn't also use a bread machine.
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