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Compressed Yeast?

"Joan Mathew" <cmathew@iadfw.net>
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 07:37:06 -0500
>I have a recipe that calls for a cake of compressed yeast.  How can I
>convert that to "standard" dry yeast (Red Star bread machine yeast)?

Directly from the jars and envelopes of dry yeast, I understand the
equivalent measurement should be 2-1/4 tsp. of dry yeast.

I don't have a bread maker, but I understand that the amount has to
be quite exact for the machines.  

For hand- or KA-kneaded dough, it doesn't really have to be all that
exact in my experience.  Some folks throw in 2 Tablespoons because
it's easy to measure, others throw in 2 teaspoons, and others use
2-1/2 teaspoons.  As long as it's relatively close it will generally
work out pretty well in most bread doughs I've ever tried (and I've
made a lot of bread).

Hope this helps,