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Can I use active yeast instead of instant yeast

Posted by Kayc 
Can I use active yeast instead of instant yeast
May 22, 2014 12:15AM
I've purchased a new cookbook by Sophie Gray and a number of the recipes call for a sachet of instant yeast. Can I use active yeast instead and if so how much active yeast should I use if the recipe calls for a sachet of instant yeast?
Thanks
Re: Can I use active yeast instead of instant yeast
May 22, 2014 05:17AM
Active yeast needs to be woken up before using, whereas instant yeast can be mixed into dry ingredients. A sachet of instant is usually around 2.5 teaspoons, so you could use around that much of active, just mix it with a portion of the liquid and sugar from your recipe (about 60-100ml of liquid, warmed and 1 teaspoon of sugar), and let sit for 10 min.

This is all from old memory though... someone else may remember more accurately!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2014 05:17AM by Jenna.
Re: Can I use active yeast instead of instant yeast
May 22, 2014 06:18AM
Jenna sounds pretty spot on. Once it's mixed in you might need to let the dough rise for longer than instant yeast but as long as you bloom it according to the above, yeast is yeast so it should work fine.
Re: Can I use active yeast instead of instant yeast
May 22, 2014 06:22AM
Thanks for your responses.
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