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Where can I purchase Instant Yeast?

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soccermom13 Feb 23, 2012 02:05 AM

It seems like Active Dry Yeast and Rapid Rise/Bread Yeast are everywhere, but Instant Yeast is harder to find. Any suggestions for where to look?
Thanks.

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  1. splatgirl RE: soccermom13 Feb 23, 2012 08:25 AM

    It's what I use exclusively and I've never been able to find it locally--looked everywhere. I buy it online in 1lb. bricks. On the bright side, it keeps just fine in the fridge and I actually do end up using that much in a year. If you're in a pinch, know that there's really no absolute need to use it other than the convenience of not having to pre-dissolve in liquid. You can sub in active dry just fine if you're willing to take that extra step.
    Depending on the brand, instant yeast is the same as bread machine yeast. That you can usually find at any grocery store, but YMMV. I don't buy it this way because what I find is usually out of date or about to be and it's MUCH cheaper to buy the 1lb. bricks.

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      getgot211 RE: soccermom13 Feb 23, 2012 08:57 PM

      the Wedge has Saf

      this one...
      http://69.94.30.225/store/media/safye...

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        AnneInMpls RE: getgot211 Feb 24, 2012 09:50 PM

        Yup, I've bought Saf-instant yeast in town, too. Probably at the Wedge, but maybe at Seward or Mississippi Market. Call around first - you'll find it somewhere.

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          soccermom13 RE: AnneInMpls Feb 25, 2012 06:46 AM

          Thanks so much, Splat, Getgot, and Anne. I found it at Mississippi Market.

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            splatgirl RE: soccermom13 Feb 25, 2012 09:38 AM

            Thanks to everyone from me, too. Good to know it's out there!

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