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Help! How much yeast

Kelly KeefeKelly Keefe Posts: 469
edited 12:07AM in EggHead Forum
Tonights double header is in a little trouble out of the gate. I'm going to make Spin's pizza for the first time. His recipe calls for one package of yeast. The wife buys it in bulk. How much yeast is in one package, can someone please look and let me know?[p]Thanks![p]Kelly


  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Kelly Keefe,[p]The recipe uses active dry yeast as posted. Two tablespoons of bulk yeast should do the trick nicely.[p]Spin
  • Spin,
    This is Red Star Active Dry yeast, just in a 1.7lb package. Any changes to your suggestion? And thanks! Wow, a 4 minute answer.... 8-)[p]Kelly

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Kelly Keefe,[p]I'm not familiar with the brand. I'd go with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon. The difference will show up in how long the rise is.[p]Spin
  • Spin,
    Whew! Big difference there between 2 tablespoons and that. We'll go with 1/2 a teaspoon and see what happens. Thanks again![p]Kelly

  • Kelly Keefe,[p]How ironic -- I just posted about bread and found this post immediately after! Just so you know, one packet of active dry yeast contains 2.25 teaspoons -- I promise! Good luck :)[p]
  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    riscy,[p]You are right and I stand corrected. I have no excuse for the error.[p]Kelly,[p]Please use the correct amount - 2.25 tsp.[p]Spin
  • Riscy and Spin,[p]I appreciate the advice but it's too late now. Went with 1/2t and it seemed to bloom nicely. We may have a thin crust pizza here or it might take longer to rise. That's ok. I don't expect perfection first time out of the gate (where's the fun in that?).[p]Speaking of fun, if you've seen my earlier posts about a pizza peel, I DID manage to talk the wife into letting me get one. If was an afternoon of "Come on, honey. It'll be just like my fraternity days." (Just kidding, we didn't actually do that...)[p]Kelly

  • Kelly Keefe,
    For instructions on one way to make your own peel, see my website:[p]The Naked Whiz's Website

    The Naked Whiz
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