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Fresh Yeast availability in the UK

January 6, 2013 - 10:12am -- Ruralidle
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There are many posts on TFL that recommend trying to source fresh yeast from your local, large supermarket bakery department - when it is a bakery not a tanning salon for partially baked loaves.  Also, Richard Bertinet will supply good fresh yeast but either in 500g blocks or on a regular "plan".  There are also some specialist suppliers such as NiceisLife (Italian produce http://www.nifeislife.com/ ) who also sell small packs of fresh yeast.

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Cake yeast

August 20, 2012 - 3:20pm -- AGAbaker

I have just moved up to the San Juan Islands and am looking for fresh cake yeast.  I could buy 1 pound blocks of Fleishmanns Cake yeast from New Seasons Bakery in Beaverton, Oregon for $2.75. Now I need to find a source closer to home in Washington.  Can anyone help?

Thanks, Kate

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Using Fresh Yeast?

November 3, 2009 - 9:09pm -- ehanner
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I have been reading the historical threads on fresh yeast, trying to get a handle on how best to convert my recipes and how best to measure the proper amount. The old school seems to be to cream the yeast with a small amount of sugar and a bit of the water from the recipe. Then It seems like some crumble it into the flour with the fingers which is my practice using instant.

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Free Yeast in England

June 12, 2009 - 4:33am -- ClaireC
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I've always heard rumours that if you went to a big supermarket in the UK and asked for fresh yeast, they would give you some for free.  I'd always dismissed this as an urban myth - and a fairly unlikely one at that, until I heard it mentionned as fact on BBC Radio 4 (and everything I ever learnt comes from Radio 4).

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