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nowhereman's picture
nowhereman

Yeast ask

In your opinion - (asides from wild yeast cultivation) is there a lot of difference in dried quick yeast (packet) and blocks of fresh yeast (crumble)?


 


Cheers! :-)


 


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intelplatoon's picture
intelplatoon

where do you get fresh yeast? i was thinking about going to a local bakery to see if they had some they could sell me.

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Azazello

For me there is a difference - I used the packet yeast quite happily for a few years but I made some soft white baps where I made a batter before the bulk fermentation. I found there was a horrible aftertaste if it's used for anything other than the most straightforward of recipes.


I mostly use my levain now but I've usually got some fresh yeast in the freezer which I get from Richard Bertinet either direct or via Amazon. I'm in the UK, so I'm not sure if that would be an option where you are, but I bet something similar is available on other Amazon sites.


 

nowhereman's picture
nowhereman

Hello,


I found some 'fresh' yeast on amazon (crown was it?) but find the name 'fresh yeast' rather confusing - how fresh is fresh i wonder?


 


cheers


 


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Azazello's picture
Azazello

The yeast I get is in very good condition and comes packed to keep it cool during transit.


I'm sure the stuff you've found would be good too. Give it a go!


 

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Ruralidle

This is also available in the UK


http://www.frenchclick.co.uk/p-4026-fala-cubes-de-levure-mnagre-24-x-42-g.aspx


I think that it ios from the same manufacturer as the yeast that Richard Bertinet supplies.