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Yeast Integration

Jezella's picture

Yeast Integration

I hope this is not a too stupid question but here goes. I use Allinson's active dried yeast (cheaper than instant). Now I know that the yeast is fine in that it works, but I would like to know, is it possible to just add this to the flour (like instant yeast) mix it by hand and add warm water and mix fully. If I did this, I'm not sure if the yeast would be distributed well enough and fail to rise. 

jcking's picture

It would be a good idea to use a whisk to evenly distribute the yeast before adding the liquid. If you wish to be thrifty look on line and buy yeast by the pound, keep in fridge.