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Clayton's Bread of France

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kimn

Clayton's Bread of France

Does anyone own or have used Bernard Clayton's "The Breads of France" book? Thoughts, opinions? I was thinking of purchasing the book. Thanks!

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jpember

Just working through some of BC's French breads and wonder if someone can tell me how much 1 packet of yeast is in oz or gm or teaspoon? In Australia they come in 7gm and 15 gm packets. At present I just guess!

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ryan

I've found that the 15 gr pkg is 2/14 tsp.

ryan

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jpember

Thats right Ryan but BC just talks about 1 packet - I do not know if I packet is 7gm or 15gm or 2 and a bit teaspoons - the measure he uses is 1 packet and I need to know what its actual weight or volume is? Hope you can help.
jp

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rmk129

Hi jpember,
Paddyscake answered this same question about one month ago...here is the link to the answer:
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Re: Package of Yeast
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Happy Baking!!!

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jpember

thanks rmk129

Thats what I guessed from usual baking but good to know I can plow on - BCs rye loafs are on for this weekend but also thinking of trying South African Boerbiscuits or rusks.
Regards
jp

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manxman

Allinson the UK flour millers advise in their small cook book that
1 oz(25grm)Fresh yeast =1/2oz(15grm) dried active yeast =1/4oz(7gr sachet or 2.5tsp)Easy bake yeast which is their instant yeast for bread machines
Hope this may be helpful