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Yeast Inquiry

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Altaf's picture

Yeast Inquiry

Any one got an idea how many teaspoons or grams there is in a 1 packet (1/4 ounce) instant yeast.

tori's picture

2 1/4 teaspoons in a packet.

Altaf's picture

thanks alot :-)

richard's picture

what is the most reliable brand name yeast for a beginner to use for making breads. is it best to buy yeast in a jar or in single serve packets.
thanks for the help

Floydm's picture

If you bake often, the jar is much more economical.

I've not had any problems with Red Star or Fleischmann's, two brands that are easy to find in the grocery stores here. Just check that the expiration date is at least 6 months or a year out.