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caliking Dec 11, 2010 08:52 AM

I have a recipe that calls for 1tsp instant yeast, but all I have is bread machine or rapid rise yeast. I am tryiong to make AB's pizza dough.

Can anyone tell me what the equivalent amount of rapid rise yeast would be?

Thanks!

  1. todao Dec 11, 2010 10:05 AM

    Rule of thumb with yeast:
    "Instant" "Rapid" and generally speaking all packaged dry yeasts are so close that it doesn't make a lot of difference which you use.
    "Active" dry yeast is somewhat milder than their faster counterparts so you should probably use about 1 1/2 times the amount of ADY compared to the speedsters.
    Cake yeast is not comparable in any case; kinda in a class of its own.

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    1. re: todao
      Zeldog Dec 11, 2010 07:27 PM

      I came across that rule of thumb somewhere, and I try to approximate it since I have only rapid rise on hand most of the time. Activated and the "speedsters" are not the same thing (although the speedsters pretty much are the same), but there are so many other variables involved such as rise temperature, the age of the yeast and the like, so don't get out your scale and calculator. If the recipe calls for a tsp of active yeast just make that a scant tsp of rapid rise.

    2. chowser Dec 11, 2010 09:10 AM

      It's the same thing.

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      1. re: chowser
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        JohnOort Dec 11, 2010 11:29 AM

        Agree.

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