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Should I buy active dry yeast or the rapid yeast?

Asked by JLeslie (60147points) 1 month ago

Can you always interchange the two in a recipe? I know a disadvantage of the instant yeast is you can’t tell if it is still active until it’s too late. If you were going to buy one to keep in the pantry, which would you buy?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Active dry yeast.

And keep it in the fridge, not the pantry.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Keep in refrigerator and use by date is . . . when you have to use it by or it won’t work.

Proof any yeast in warm water with a little sugar and . . . bubbles it is good.

canidmajor's avatar

Active dry yeast. I don’t use any recipes that specifically call for rapid rise, so I won’t keep it around. If I must use it for something, I’ll buy it fresh.
I mostly use yeast in bread, so having the active dry around is necessary.

Strauss's avatar

I would go with active dry yeast. I keep mine in the freezer.

(Next to the cak?)

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Strauss's avatar

I should have said frizzer!

Dutchess_III's avatar

yeah… I caught that too!

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