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INSTANT Dry Yeast -- Where?

walker Nov 10, 2007 02:35 AM

I need the "instant"one to make Alton Brown's cinnamon buns. I called Rainbow, WF, Cal-Mart, Andronico, Other Avenues -- don't know who else to try. Any ideas?

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  1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: walker Nov 10, 2007 02:45 AM

    Actually, all of those places carry it. It's just that none of the companies call it instant yeast unless you're buying it in 1-pound bricks. For consumers (that's us), exactly what instant yeast is called depends on the brand. Fleischmann's Rapid-Rise or Bread Machine Yeast (depending on if you buy it in the little bags or the jar, respectively), Red Star Quick-Rise, or my favorite, SAF Perfect Rise. I'm pretty sure Trader Joe's carries the SAF this time of year. Every major grocery store has at least one brand of instant yeast, sometimes several.

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      jlafler RE: walker Nov 10, 2007 09:12 AM

      The Whole Foods in Los Altos carries it. If I were you, I'd go to my local WF and check the shelves to make sure. False negatives are pretty common when you call stores about this kind of thing.

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        walker RE: walker Nov 10, 2007 11:23 AM

        Thanks so much to both of you!!

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