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Osmotolerant yeast weight/volume!

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Janet Yang

Osmotolerant yeast weight/volume!

I'm literally in the middle of making pandoro according to Susan Tenney's Wild Yeast blog. It calls for "0.8 g (1/4 t.)" of yeast.

Is 0.8 gram of yeast really only 1/4 teaspoon?—because my scale says that 1/4 teaspoon is less than half a gram.

Either my new scale has a problem, or the recipe has an error and I need to add much more yeast right away. Any guidance appreciated!

Janet

P.S. I bought an Myweigh i2500, accurate to 0.5 gram. Now I wish I'd bought one that does 0.1 gram increments.

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yy

There is too much variation in how a teaspoon is measured and how a scale is calibrated to say that the recipe is wrong Or that your scale has a problem. No need to worry, though. Even if you add less yeast, the recipe will still work. Just watch the dough and not the clock :-)

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pantone_000

I have seen spoon scales being used in youtube demos for measuring exact gramage of yeast. Maybe you could invest in one, too. It can also be used for salt and liquid ingredients . I've seen some being sold online, it can handle maximum 30 grams and can read in 0.1 gram increments.

It is one of those gadgets that can be worth investing in, same with a Thermapen Instant-read thermometer. Althoug , still don't have both. Haha.

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pantone_000

I have seen spoon scales being used in youtube demos for measuring exact gramage of yeast. Maybe you could invest in one, too. It can also be used for salt and liquid ingredients . I've seen some being sold online, it can handle maximum 30 grams and can read in 0.1 gram increments.

It is one of those gadgets that can be worth investing in, same with a Thermapen Instant-read thermometer. Although still don't have both, I have a 1/16 and 1/32 measuring spoon.

Spoon scale