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Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast

Crap?  I've used it before just in the oven, and usually get crust resembling closer to cardboard than bread. 
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  • Are using the packets or the little jar.  We use from the little jar and have no complaints.  What type of flour are you using?

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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,697
    I've used it, seems to work fine if you use the correct amount based on flour, water, ect.
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  • CaptpabloCaptpablo Posts: 50
    I use the packets. Just follow the directions and you will be fine. Works like a champ.
  • I've used the packets.  Would have to look at the type of flour - that's always been my baker wife's domain. 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,664
    Packets work fine for me as long as they are fresh. If it doesn't bubble up it is bad
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  • The packets say no proofing necessary - is that baloney? 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    I use it and don't have any problems.

    Put some of your yeast in some warm sugar water.  If you don't see any foam from fermentation after 15 minutes, your yeast is no good.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,140
    You are talking about this stuff right?

    I tried some of that on Friday and it didn't turn out so well.  My wife actually made the dough, and then a couple of hours later I noticed it had not risen at all that I could see.  I noticed the packet of yeast was the "pizza crust yeast".  I did some quick research and it supposedly is just rapid rise yeast with some sort of dough relaxer (whatever that is).  

    Not sure if the pizza crust yeast is bad, or of I just had an old packet; but I didn't get any rise in the dough.  I tested in warm water and I didn't see any activity.  Pizza still turned out edible but a little flat. 



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Oh, sorry, nope I've never used that stuff.  Fleischmann's yes.
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,169
    I've used it often. It is good when you don't have time to proof the dough (The dough is ready right away).

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518
    I use the regular active rapid rise yeast in packets and have had no issues. I have not tried the Pizza specific one. Not sure I have seen them even.

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  • DragonwmatchesDragonwmatches Posts: 212
    edited July 2013
    Yep-that's the stuff. It says no proofing necessary. I got it for some initial attempts @ pizza prior to the Egg and there was just no rise. I still have several packets and will probably do some testing this weekend. All my remaining packets don't expire until Sept 2014.
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