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wrong yeast for no-knead bread

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I realized too late that I wasn't supposed to use the regular powdered yeast for this bread. I understand that some people have been successful using dry yeast and mixing it with warm water first, but I didn't do that. Any chance that the bread will still come out decently? Also, where in NYC can I purchase instant yeast? I'm obviously not a baker!

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  1. you can use any yeast, as long as it's alive.

    it's done with the first rise when the top is full of holes...kind of "lacy"

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    1. re: jaykayen

      Thanks. It was lacy and bubbly this morning. I turned it out onto the board and kneaded. It doesn't seem to be rising at all though. I guess I'll keep going and see.

        1. re: greygarious

          The verdict is in - it came out great! It did end up rising although not quite as much as I expected. This is a great recipe.