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wrong yeast for no-knead bread

Aimee Jan 23, 2009 02:51 PM

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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    jaykayen RE: Aimee Jan 23, 2009 02:54 PM

    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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      Aimee RE: jaykayen Jan 24, 2009 04:44 AM

      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.

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        greygarious RE: Aimee Jan 24, 2009 08:07 AM

        If it doesn't rise, see this similar thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/352128

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          Aimee RE: greygarious Jan 24, 2009 08:52 AM

          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.

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