Hi friend breadbaker,
Yes, that bag of yeast is different. it is little round granuals instead
of almost a powder. I find that the best way to use it is to do the
proofing in warm water with a little sugar before adding to the flour
mixture. A hint from one of the bakers here suggested that you take out a
couple of months worth and freeze the rest. And always keep it in the
refrigerator between bakings...I take mine out of the fridge about 2 hours
before using to warm up. good luck.
From: Chettacka <Chettacka@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 1997 09:21:39 EST
A couple weeks into a hand-me-down bread machine, and I discovered the
inconvenience of those little yeast packets. The $5-jar of yeast was big
Now, a couple months into it, that jar doesn't seem to last very long AND
seems expensive, compared to a 25-pound bag of bread flour.
At a local warehouse operations (Sam's Club) they have a larger quantity of
yeast (1 pound???) for $2.99. The package says that, once opened, it must
used within 2 weeks.
Is this yeast something different from the little jars and packets???
I guess I just have some basic yeast questions and would appreciate any