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Where to find 'fresh yeast'

Petoncles_56 Feb 5, 2009 03:00 PM

Where can I get this in Calgary, I found a great recipe for fresh versus dried yeast, and I want to try it out.

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    babettesfeast Feb 19, 2009 08:05 PM

    Scarpone's - 5130 Skyline Way NE

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      hungryungry Feb 11, 2009 07:09 PM

      I pick mine up at Lina's (by the pound) or Amandine Bakery, they'll sell you the amount you need (i got 100g for 25cents)

      1. tdeane Feb 10, 2009 02:56 PM

        I forgot to mention that there is a good yeast conversion chart online if you want to try your recipe with dried yeast.


        1. tdeane Feb 10, 2009 02:46 PM

          Honestly, fresh or dried, it makes no difference. They are exactly the same strain of yeast and have the exact same flavor. What you do is find a bakery that uses wild yeast and ask them to sell or give you some. But believe me( I am a chef and pizzaiolo) dried works and tastes just as good as fresh. I would recommend trying instant dried yeast oner active dry yeast. It is much easier to use.

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            itwillmakeaturd Feb 6, 2009 08:40 AM

            As mentioned any bakery should be able to sell it to you. I've had mixed results at safeway, once being able to buy it, but another time the clerk looked at me like I was from the moon and said they didn't sell it. 100% success rate at IGA, but I don't know if that translates over to Sobeys.

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              josey124 Feb 6, 2009 07:30 AM

              Coop has it in the organic dairy section

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                Warbaby Feb 5, 2009 03:11 PM

                Hey... don't think it would be any different in Calgary but any bakery will be able to sell it to you. Your only problem might be buying it in small enough batches. Cheers!

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