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Yeast 101

Active or instant? Slow rise or fast? Baker Peter Reinhart has the scoop on yeast.

Fine Cooking Issue 91
Photo: Scott Phillips
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Yeast Tips

  • Instant yeast stays good, unopened, for at least a year.
  • When substituting instant yeast for fresh, use one-third the amount called for; that is, for every ounce of fresh yeast, use 1/3 ounce of instant.
  • To substitute instant yeast for active dry, use 25% less instant.


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