Fresh Yeast in Seattle
I'm looking for some fresh yeast to make stollen for X'mas.
Is there any place I can buy it in Seattle?
Thank you, dave_c!
I FOUND IT at Top near my house!!!!!
Thank you soooooo much for your suggestion:)
I couldn't find a fresh yeast in the refrigeration section at first, so I asked at the bakery section and they have it.
Fresh "Fleischmann's yeast" is sold by block(1lb), and 1block yeast cost $2.
I'm happy to know that I can get fresh yeast easily now.
Quite amazing. There was a thread about this a few years ago when several of us searched for it. I even called SAF/Red Star. They explained why fresh yeast was not sold much anywhere other than near their factory. No one found it then in Seattle.
You should be aware that fresh yeast is a relatively short-lived product. It's one reason Red Star stopped selling it. They say they found that refrigeration was not consistently maintained throughout the supply chain or too many stores kept it on the shelves too long.
Many bakers have found other yeast products that work. When I do croissants, for example, I need to keep the dough at a relatively low temperature. That's why fresh yeast is good. The substitute is quick rise yeast. It does not need to be dissolved in warm water like regular, dry yeast. I get excellent results with Red Star quick rise. I do not get as good results with the Fleischmann equivalent. That says nothing about Fleischmann fresh yeast, which I have not tried. Maybe I will when next I'm in Seattle.