We now have fresh yeast available in our market! You can use fresh yeast in all of your recipes where yeast is called for, but there are a few things you need to know to adequately use it in place of instant dried yeast.

To dissolve your fresh yeast you can either:

  • Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients, crumble your fresh yeast into the well and cover it with the liquids called for in the recipe (water, eggs, etc.). You can then continue mixing as directed in the recipe.

Or:

  • Dissolve the fresh yeast into the liquids called for in the recipe and then add that mixture to the dry ingredients immediately and proceed with mixing.

In terms of converting your fresh yeast to instant dried yeast, here is what you need to know:

One portion of fresh yeast from our market is 42 grams, which is the equivalent of 2 packages of instant dry yeast (each of those are 7 grams for a total of 14 grams). In volume, that is the equivalent of 4.5 teaspoons

Fresh Yeast is an active wet yeast that should be kept refrigerated. It will keep in your fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can also use a pinch of fresh yeast to activate neglected sourdough starter!