Dried yeast

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The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Dried yeast comes in sachets, usually enough for a 450 g/1 lb loaf, and sometimes has a stronger flavour than fresh yeast. It needs to be mixed with a little water before using. (Although the instructions on the packet say it should be mixed with a little sugar, I think this is unnecessary.) Bread made with this yeast needs two risings before baking to ensure the yeast is evenly distributed and working properly. Only half as much dried as fresh yeast is needed in a recipe.