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Saf Instant Yeast, 1-Pound Pouches (Pack of 4)

from SAF
4.9 out of 5 stars 209 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Saf Instant Yeast is one of the top selling yeasts in the world
  • Comes in a large, 16-ounce (1 Pound) vacuum-packed bag
  • Store in an airtight container; for 6 months at room temperature or in the fridge; or for a year or longer in your freezer
  • Fast acting and long lasting

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Product Description

Saf Instant Yeast is one of the top selling yeasts worldwide. No need to "proof" or dissolve SAF; just add along with your other dry ingredients. Use in any recipe calling for active dry yeast: artisan loaves, pizza, sandwich bread, bagels, rolls, and more. No need to adjust the amount, use just as the recipe says.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B003Z7VYXW
  • UPC: 017929159092
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,930 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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Ingredients

Yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid

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I keep this yeast in my freezer and it always performs for me (I've had SAF yeast last years in the freezer with no problems). I usually re-vacuum-seal and freeze half of a pound of SAF and then keep the other half also in the freezer in an airtight, stainless steel container. This yeast can last about 9 years sealed in the freezer without losing much oomph at all (and probably STILL more active than most store-shelf yeasts sold at the supermarket).

This yeast rises FAST if you put your covered bowl or pan of dough in the sink with some warm water (or placed in a slightly warmed oven) and it works far better than expensive "bread-machine yeast" if you use a bread-machine.

If you make a lot of sweet dough which requires more sugar, then add some citric acid and powdered milk to help aid the yeast to rise (about 1/2 teaspoon citric acid and 1 teaspoon powdered milk per batch of bread dough) or you can buy Saf's 'special' yeast (gold package) for doughs that use more sugar.

If you've been disappointed with your baking endeavors in the past, it was probably the crappy yeast and not your baking skills, so get thee some quality baking yeast and you'll have success at long last.

Happy baking!
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I've been using SAF yeast for 15 years. I keep the unopened pouches in the freezer. When I open a pouch, I pour it onto a pint-sized plastic jar to keep in the refrigerator. I use the plastic jar to refill a smaller jar, from which I get yeast when I make dough. That way, I don't have to open the larger jar often. It may sit in the refrigerator four years before I finish it. It still seems as potent as freshly purchased yeast.
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I have been making bread machine bread for about four years now. Until recently I'd been using the little brown jars of Fleischmann's or Red Star bread machine yeast because I thought that was all there was. Then my local markets stopped carrying that variety. The little packets are way too expensive and I had a sad experience with cratered loaves and uneven texture when one cookbook assured me that active dry yeast would work fine with bread machines.

This yeast is amazing. Once I figured out the exact amount to use with my machine I've been getting beautifully rounded, fine textured whole wheat loaves every single time. It's stunningly better than the stuff you buy in the grocery store. I've been following the other reviewers' advice on how to store and keep the yeast, since I think I've got enough for several years. I wasn't quite clear on how much yeast I was buying here. One pound seemed a better deal than the grocery stores offer. But four pounds . . . it's practically free.
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By nk on March 13, 2012
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I got this for making fast alcohol. 2 12oz cans apple juice concentrate, refill both cans with sugar, add to gallon jug, top with water. add tsp yeast. week later bottle, enjoy 3-5 days later, cold.

no smell of bread or other old wives tales. this is a fast fermenting yeast that does the above recipe perfectly, due to speed of ferment it is cloudy even after cold crashing. whatever, this isnt for competitions, just tasty brew in 2 weeks for ~$3 gal
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I've bought three one-pound bricks of this Instant Yeast in the last couple of years. They have given consistent results from first to last. I run my automatic bread maker at least twice a week, so I go through a lot of yeast and always make the best bread.
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SAF is great yeast to start. Love it. If you have problems with your bread not rising, it's probably your yeast. Who knows how long those packages have been in the store, they don't even have expiration dates on them. SAF has an expiration date, it's vacuum sealed and there's no chance of water getting in, activating your yeast, and making them useless.

Plus, I paid for four lbs what I would have paid for a single jar. I open up one package, put it in a container in the fridge, and store the rest in the freezer. My understanding is that they'll last two years past the expiry date that way. :)
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Since I got myself a bread maker, I use yeast regularly. The supermarket jar type is just so expensive consider the volume sold. After reading other's comment, I just fill saf instant yeast into the jar from my previous supermarket-brought yeast and put the remaining in the freezer for future use. The unopen pouches/bricks can be store anywhere in the kitchen.
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This was my fourth or fifth order of this yeast. I give it away to new bread makers I meet. Before I discovered this kind of yeast, my bread was a guessing game and the results were mixed. But I did two things that changed that forever and now my bread comes out perfect every time. I always use this yeast and I bought some scales and converted all my recipes to grams. I discovered that those two things will insure some continuity in your bread making. I have a Zojirushi 2 lb loaf style bread machine which I also got on Amazon and my family loves to have homemade bread. I really don't consider myself a bread maker however, because I don't know how to do the kneading and letting it rise method. I just plop everything in my machine and turn it on and 3 hours later, I have bread. That takes little talent. But the best part is the bread will actually mold if left to sit on the counter too long. Yeah. That means no preservatives which means more healthy for you. I enjoy experimenting with new additives from the herb garden. Oh, I store the 4 packs in the deep freezer until ready to use and then store the open one in the refrigerator freezer while in use. I bought one of the plastic containers that have four latches on top that is the exact size of this yeast package once opened and have a 1 teaspoon dedicated measuring spoon that I leave in the container with the yeast package. Makes it all easier. The yeast package is shrink wrapped and before you cut it open, it appears square, but once you break that seal, you can smash the sides in and it will fit the plastic container with room for the measuring spoon. My solution to the mold issue is to go ahead and slice the bread on day three and store individual slices in the freezer and pop in the toaster oven before dinner. Bread is always better warm anyway.
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