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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

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    rubymydear Nov 17, 2006 10:14 PM

    Gourmet Garage on 7th Ave in Manhattan has some right now. There are a few GGs in the city, so maybe the other branches have it, too.

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      jackie de Nov 14, 2006 02:26 PM

      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!

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        starfish Nov 14, 2006 11:59 AM

        I bought it yesterday at the Red Hook Fairway, but it was hard to find, up on an unmarked high shelf near the birthday candles and decorations.

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        1. re: starfish
          favolaus Nov 21, 2006 10:28 PM

          Thank you for posting this! I swear it took me 3 visits there until I could find the regular yeast.

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          ghbrooklyn Nov 14, 2006 03:19 AM

          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.

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          1. re: ghbrooklyn
            DGresh Nov 14, 2006 11:24 AM

            I think you mean "active dry yeast" which must be proofed (though I actually don't always do it and it has always worked fine). Instant, is, well, instant.

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              ghbrooklyn Nov 14, 2006 02:20 PM

              thanks for the correction.

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                rootytootyfreshnfrooty Nov 17, 2006 12:04 AM

                I found Saf Instant yeast at Whole Foods Market. Thanks.

            2. MikeG Nov 14, 2006 01:44 AM

              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.

              1. monku Nov 14, 2006 01:06 AM

                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.

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