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Fresh Yeast or Cake Yeast

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atlantabaker

Fresh Yeast or Cake Yeast

 

Recently relocated to Atlanta for the NE where I could buy fresh/cake yeast for my adventures in baking. Have not been able to find it in the Atlanta area. No problem in the NE.

 

I have asked at the supermarket, but they do not understand and point me to the packages of dry yeast.

Have been using dry yeast, but find the cake yeast produces bettter flavor, to me at least. I understand professional bakers use fresh yeast so there must be something to it.

 

Anyone in the Atlanta and surrounding area found direct me to a store which sells cake yeast.

 

Thanks

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drmillsjr's picture
drmillsjr

See below.

drmillsjr's picture
drmillsjr

Sorry about the comment on Pizza ovens. This somehow got posted to the wrong blog.

On fresh yeast, set up an account with a food/restaurant distributor and you can buy fresh cake yeast in 2 lb blocks for about $2.00.

atlantabaker's picture
atlantabaker

Thanks for the info.  I have an account with Restaurant Depot but never thought they would carry it.