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Fresh Yeast vs. Dried Yeast [moved form Ontario]

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RuralDeb Apr 22, 2011 08:01 PM

I have many good recipes using fresh yeast. I'm a home baker and finding fresh yeast is pretty tough and when I do, it's also wasteful. I would like to know how to substitute dry yeast for fresh. Gram for gram just doesnt work. Can anyone tell how to figure this out?

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    Sacherboy Apr 22, 2011 08:25 PM

    The rule of thumb is 1 part dry yeast and 2 parts water. For example: if you need 30 g of fresh yeast you would use 10 g of dry yeast and 20 g water.

    1. PBSF Apr 22, 2011 08:31 PM

      If "fresh" yeast is the compressed cake yeast found in the refrigerated case: 1/2 ounce (14,2 grams) of cake yeast equal to 1 package of dry yeast (7 grams).

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        RuralDeb Apr 25, 2011 12:11 PM

        Thank you both, it's so easy and I thought it was so hard. I'm definitely not going to have any more problems.

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