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Fresh yeast

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by sparklepig2002, May 6, 2020.

  1. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    A quick question. Mr SP has just bought some fresh yeast. I've never used it and all my bread recipes use dried yeast, usually a teaspoonful. How do I know how much fresh yeast to use? Is there a conversion table of dried to fresh?
    Thank you.
     
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    And......can you use fresh yeast in a bread maker?
     
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Use about 4 times as much fresh yeast as dried and yes, you can use in a breadmaker but best to slake it down in some liquid from you recipe before adding it.
     
  4. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thanks, Belle.
     
  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    I prefer using fresh yeast, some supermarkets have it, you need to ask at the bread counter, or health food shops.
     
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thank you.
     
  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

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  8. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Tesco will give you it for nothing, usually.
     
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  9. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    They wouldn't at the start of lockdown.
     
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  10. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Maybe they've stopped. They always used to give you as much free as you wanted - they did a few months ago when I asked. I guess demand became too high!
     
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  11. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I think the distancing issue was part of it too. Fortunately our local farm shop have started stocking it. They charge but it's worth it.
     
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