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how many grams in a package of yeast ??

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expatCanuck

how many grams in a package of yeast ??

Greetings -


When a recipe calls for a 'package' of active dry yeast, how much is that in grams?


(I have a jar of Active Dry yeast.)


 


Thanks kindly.


- Richard


http://oldWithoutMoney.com

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PaddyL

...it's 8g in a packet of active dry yeast, or 2-1/4 tsps. 

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xaipete

Hi. I think I read something about how it used to be 2 1/4 teaspoons and 8 grams, but that now it is 2 teaspoons and 7 grams.


How yeast has changed over the years! There was a time when stuff I used to make all the time no longer was working correctly. Apparently there was a big change in the early 1980s or something like that.


Guess we all have to make certain adaptations when using older recipes.


--Pamela

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LindyD

I'm looking at an envelope of Fleishman's active dry yeast and on the back of the package it states "1/4 oz (7g)"


 

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Jw

at least, I have packages with both 7 and 11 grams. Brands are Oetker and Bruggeman.
I guess it depends on the recipe. 7 grams is for a 500 grams flour bread.

Cheers,
Jw.

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ejm

I just bought a package of Fleischmann's active dry yeast in Edmonton (Canada) and it says 8gm on the package. 



> When a recipe calls for a 'package' of active dry yeast, how much is that in grams?



It all depends on where the recipe was written. If it's Canadian, it's probably 8 gms. If it's from the USA, it's probably 7gm. If it's from Europe, it might be 11gm. Or is it 15gm?? This method of measurement is one of my petpeeves. "Packets of yeast", "stick of butter", "small can of evaporated milk" can mean anything.


In Artisan Baking Across America, Maggie Glezer says:



for every cup [240ml] of flour in the recipe, use either of


3 grams compressed fresh yeast
2 grams active dry yeast
1 gram instant active dry yeast



Also of interest is Susan's (Wild Yeast) very useful post about various yeasts and their equivalents.


-Elizabeth

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expatCanuck

> This method of measurement is one of my pet peeves.


I hear you. 


Thanks very much for the references.


I guess I really should dust off & reread that Glezer book -- it's in the baking section of my 'home library'.


 

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gavinc

The typical yeast sachet in Australia is 7 g.