- rootytootyfreshnfrooty Nov 14, 2006 01:03 AM
am i an idiot? or am i missing something? I cannot find this in my grocery store! in NYC. Can someone please tell me where to buy instant yeast, and I mean exactly where!
Thank you in advance
Usually in the baking supplies section in little envelopes. Fleischmann's Instant Dry Yeast. Usually 3 envelopes attached together. Sometimes its clipped to the shelf. Ask someone, all supermarkets carry it.
Or you can buy a pound of SAF instant at Whole Foods for about the same price as two "sets" of those little packets. Keeps quite well for a very long time in the freezer.
I second SAF. Fleischmann's makes a vaccum-packed instant yeast much like SAF, but it is not that easy to find(I bought it today at a Kosher supermarket in Boro Park). The Fleischmann's instant or non-proofing yeast that is widely available is called "Rapid Rise." Not all supermarkets carry it - some only carry instant dry yeast, which must be dissolved in 110o water before being added to dry ingredients.
I buy a HUGE package of Fleischmenns vac-packed instant yeast at Sam's Club. It costs around $3.00 is always available and at the rate we need to use it for the no-knead bread will last years. I store most of it in the freezer and have never had a prob. with it. Easy to find, easy to use and cheap!