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ISO of Instant Yeast in Park Slope

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judybrune Dec 23, 2006 12:56 PM

Does anyone know where to get this? All the supermarkets seem to have is active, but I have to things I want to make that call for instant. Thank You in advance!

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    wintkat Dec 23, 2006 01:02 PM

    just a thought, did you check the baking aisle and the dairy section. I have found it at both sites at my local stores.

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      judybrune Dec 23, 2006 01:10 PM

      Of course I did that! I see "active yeast" there, but not instant. I've been to D'agastinos and Key Food on 7th avenue. What supermarket do you go to (I'll go check it out)

      1. King of Northern Blvd Dec 23, 2006 01:33 PM

        It can also be labeled as "Quick Rise" or "Rapid Rise"

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          wintkat Dec 23, 2006 01:41 PM

          found this on a google search, is there a Trader Joe's near you?
          "For those on the hunt for instant yeast, I got mine at Trader Joe’s. It says “Perfect Rise,” but after some pow-wowing with my bread-expert friend Virginia, we concluded it is the same thing as the red Saf-Instant so favored by professional bakers."

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          Offbalance Dec 23, 2006 01:55 PM

          I would also try C-Town on 5th & 9th, and the Key Food on 5th and Garfield. Also, maybe hit up a bakery (Colson Patisserie, Delicies de Paris) and see if maybe they'll sell you what you need. Stranger things have happened!

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            Marion Morgenthal Dec 23, 2006 02:09 PM

            Not Park Slope, but I recently bought instant yeast at Sahadi's on Atlantic Avenue. Also, I'd second the recommendation of Key Food on 5th Avenue--usually a very well stocked store.

            1. jen kalb Dec 23, 2006 05:47 PM

              If you havent found your instant yeast yet, you can use regular active yeast and not spend more time running around to supermarkets - it will just take a little longer to rise - I dont think the advantage of instant yeast in rise time is substantial, and there is no superiority in your ultimate result.

              Post on the home cooking board and somebody will be able to give you wisdom on subbing.

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                MrsT Dec 24, 2006 03:49 PM

                How about Pathmark on Atlantic Avenue. They ususally have things when the Slope supermarkets don not.

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                  ben61820 Dec 24, 2006 04:18 PM

                  not PSlope but i KNOW that the health foods store right at Union and Court street over in carroll gardens has both types of yeast. take the B74 ( i think...) right down to it. easy as pie. i buy both types of yeast there regularly.

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