What kind of yeast?
I'm contemplating switching from Active Dry Yeast to Instant Yeast. Any opinions? My preferred form of yeast is my sourdough starter, but for those things where a starter won't do I've always used Active Dry. My Active Dry jar has just run out and I've never used Instant Yeast, but it seems like it would be easier since it doesn't need time to soak in warm water. But there must be a catch, right? I mean, why use Active Dry if Instant is so much easier? Are there certain recipes where Instant wouldn't work? Oh, I've also been told to stay away from Rapid Rise, that the other two are better - is this true?
Thanks for your advice!