Yeast Conversion Chart & Yeast Information

Description

Information from Rose Levy Beranbaum about yeast.

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Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum

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types of yeast, yeast conversion, yeast storage

Ingredients

Active Dry Yeast OR
Fresh Cake Yeast OR
Instant Yeast, any of these:
• Fleischmann's Bread Machine Yeast OR Rapid Rise
• Red Star's Quickrise
• Red Star's Instant Active Dry
• SAF instant
• SAF Gourmet Perfect Rise

Instructions

Chart shows conversions for types of yeast, according to Rose.

TYPE ------->Instant Yeast......Active Dry Yeast.......Fresh Cake Yeast

...amount----->1 tsp........=.........1 1/4 tsp........=.......1 1/2 packed tsp

...amount----->2 tsp........=.........2 1/2 tsp........=.......1 packed Tbsp

...amount----->2 tsp........=.........2 1/2 tsp........=........0.75 ounce

Instant yeast can be added directly to the flour without proofing.
Instant yeast has more live yeast cells than active dry.

Store unused yeast in an airtight container in the freezer. It stays fresh for as long as 2 years.
(If it's a large quantity, store about 2 T of it separately so that the larger amount doesn't get subjected to oxygen & deteriorate more quickly.)

comments

Submitted by kaf-sub-PEGCLEARY on Mon, 2011-07-04 10:39.

Thanks for the chart. I have been looking for one a long time.

Submitted by Gnancy on Wed, 2011-07-06 04:30.

I haven't tried this but RLB is well-known and I got the information from her. I hope it helps. I had a funny "disaster" when my sister-in-law bought instant yeast me for a recipe that I always used regular yeast for, and it called for 2 or 3 packs, so that's what I used. It was a REALLY active dough! I went ahead and let dough rise before I shaped my cinnamon rolls, and I swear it was rising even as I was trying to shape them. And, it kept rising after I refrigerated them to bake the next morning!