The Difference Between Active Dry Yeast and Instant Yeast
Posted by: Sweet Basil on October 17, 2012
Filed under: Tips, Uncategorized
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How to test instant whether instant yeast is working ? How much sugar for one teaspoon of instant yeast ? My aim is to grind two cups of raw rice and then add yeast for fermenting, but my batter not rising up even after six hours, what to do sweet basil ?
A pinch of sugar, but we aren’t totally clear on what the question is.
New to baking, a recipe calls for active dry yeast which needs to be proofed in 1 cup warm milk and sugar(milk is the only liquid in the recipe). I have instant yeast which doesn’t need to be proofed and you can add to the dry ingredients as you know. So, if I’m not proofing instant yeast in the warm milk, when do I put the milk in the recipe? All at once? yeast, dry ingredients and milk in a bowl? cold milk or milk warmed to 120F ? lactose milk or regular milk?
Hi Jen, instant yeast is so flexible. You can add it in with the dry ingredients but I still proof it with the milk or water because it tells me immediately that my yeast is sill good so I don’t waste my time or ingredients with yeast that has died. Each recipe is different so you’ll follow their oder no matter what, but you’ll pick whether you proof the yeast or just add it with the flour.
Hi!If using 3cups of flour then how much of instant dry do i use.
Hi, unfortunately it just depends on your recipe.
I want to make cinnamon rolls and the recipe calls for RS Platinum (haven’t seen that one yet) or any instant yeast. It also states that 1 pkg.= 2 1/4 tsp. I only have RS Active Dry Yeast. Are the tsp. measurements the same as the instant? Plus, how much warm water do I place the active dry yeast in?
The measurements are interchangeable, but the rise time can be longer with active dry yeast. The recipe should have some liquid for you to dissolve the yeast in even if it doesn’t call for blooming the yeast. So if it says 2/3 cup water just make it warm water, add a pinch of sugar and add the yeast. 🙂
Thank you very much! I can’t wait to make the cinnamon rolls right after I make that brown sugar apple dip. Oh my!
So if m making any sweets .. I can directly put instant yeast into the recipe .?
You don’t need to bloom instant yeast, but I still do just to make sure it’s not old.
(1) when you substitute active dry yeast for instant yeast do you follow the same proportions?
(2) what makes bread softer?
Hi Namita, 1 teaspoon instant yeast would be 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of active yeast. I prefer the instant yeast, but to still let it foam or activate for really soft bread. Also, adding vital wheat gluten and dough enhancer can help a ton.
Would you use same amount of instant dry yeast when a recipe calls for active dry yeast?
I've wondered if the substitution amounts are straight up equal – great info Carrian, thank you!
Taste and Tell
I didn't know this!! I usually always proof my yeast, but this was so helpful!
Cassie | Bake Your Day
Awesome tip, my friend. Love it!
This is so helpful! I can never remember what to use, when, and how!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
I love baking bread and experimenting. Great tips on yeast. I too like to have both of them on hand!
[email protected] Enough Thyme
I've always loved working with yeast doughs. I usually use the regular active dry rather than the instant. The longer rise required with active dry seems to give a more complex flavor to the finished baked goods. However, the instant is really convenient! Good information for new bakers.
Did not know this!
yeast are not my thing..but one of these days I plan on incorporating it some bread recipe. thanks for the info!
The Cooking Actress
Soooo helpful! I've pinned this and shared it so other ppl can see it too!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Eeek! Yeast makes me nervous, as do candy thermometers and double boilers. However, this is really helpful since eventually, I'll need to outgrow my irrational yeast fears to make some amazing bread 🙂
Jenny @ BAKE
this is mega helpful! I can see myself referring back to it many times