Having used sourdough starter now for some years, and tinned dried yeast on my boat, I decided I wanted to try fresh yeast again. It is YEARS since I used this! Buying it was a problem - the local health food shop had none, or the local supermarkets.
Eventually I asked at a HUGE supermarket bakery, who said they didn't sell fresh yeast but they would GIVE me some! The man went off, and came back with a ball of yeast which I weighed when I got home. 8 ounces!
I made a mixed grain loaf and loved the smell (so much nicer than dried yeast) and the way it behaved. But this took half an ounce! I'll make pizza this week, and more bread - I'll try ciabatta with it and probably foccaccia - but how long does fresh yeast keep?
Any advice as to what else to make to use it up, and for storage in a fridge? Can I make a dough and keep that going, in the manner of a sourdough?