The post Saturday about the WS Kitchenaid special got me thinking I wanted to make some bread.
Decided to make some bread on the egg. I took some Saf-Yeast Instant Yeast out of the fridge, whipped up a batch of bread and the dough didn't rise very well.
I had a foil pack 1lb pkg of Saf-Yeast Instant Yeast. When we bought it we bought a case of the packages, I am guessing 10 or 12 packages. (A food storage thing).
Anyway I tossed that package and went down and got another. Thinking all of my storage yeast was bad I opened up a new package, got some warm water, sugar and yeast.
The bubbles start and all looks well. I knew I had the packages for a while so I got to looking to see if there was any dating.
Rather than fire up the egg, I am going to cook it in the oven just to see if there is any odd taste.
To my huge surpise Feb. 1980. In 2 months it will have been 30 years and it is still active.
I wonder if the yeast can be active but in some other way be bad. Any ideas?