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Fleishman's Instant Dry Yeast in Homemade Sourdough Bread

lbw648's picture

Fleishman's Instant Dry Yeast in Homemade Sourdough Bread

The following are the ingredients that are used in my recipe for 1 batch (3 loaves) of homemade sourdough bread:

6 cups bread flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 ½ cups warm starter
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 envelope regular yeast

Today, I purchased a 1lb. block of Fleishman's Instant Dry Yeast. I need to know how much of the IDY to use that would be the equivalent of the single envelope of regular yeast. Also, is IDY the same thing as the rapid rise? If so, after the bread dough is blended, do I go ahead and divide it into 3 loaf pans for only one rising? Please respond to THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!


PaddyL's picture

I buy that very same yeast and though it is instant, it isn't rapid-rise.  I think you could use one third less than a packet of active dry yeast, which would average out to about 1-1/2 to 2 tsps. instant yeast, leaning toward less rather than more.