Saf Instant Yeast, 1 Pound Pouch
- 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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Size: 16 OZ
Yeast, sorbitan monostearate, ascorbic acid
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Here's the secret: SAF-Instant Yeast! A 16-ounce will last for all the home baking most people will do for months, or perhaps years. It is supposed to last one year, but it can easily last 5-10 years, according to a number of sources. It is to be stored in a cool dry place.
SAF Instant Yeast is a powerful and fast-acting yeast. It can be added to dry ingredients directly. It is twice as active as regular compressed yeast.
The yeast can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and is very convenient to use. Unlike the yeast cakes, you don't have to worry about mixing it with water or milk. You just measure it into the bread machine.
Here is the recipe I love making for Focaccia bread. It turns out wonderful and you can start it in the bread machine or make it by hand. We serve this in slices or squares topped with butter and fresh rosemary or an herbed cream cheese. Perfect with homemade soup in the winter.
Focaccia for the Bread Machine (start in machine, finish by hand)
2 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons Saf instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons freshly crushed sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups all-purpose flour (the Baker's Catalogue sells an amazing flour)
Measure the water, yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and flour into the bread pan. Program for white bread, dough cycle and large loaf. After the dough has been kneaded, you can put it in a large stainless bowl and cover the dough with a damp cloth. I normally forget it is in there and catch it just before it is about to rise over the top of the pan, so it still works, either way. You could also use half the ingredients for just one loaf if you want to let it rise in the bread machine
Let it rise until double in a warm place.Read more ›
I tend to bake in phases, so I also appreciate the shelf (or in my case, freezer) life. I usually keep a small container in the refrigerator and the rest bagged up in the deep freeze. I even found some at the back of the freezer that was about three years old and it still worked perfectly. I have *never* had this stuff fail on me.
Since I'm not that serious of a baker, I can't compare Instant Yeast to Cake Yeast or other exotics, but for the bread machine and everyday bakers, this is the best I've found.
When I am putting up the dry mix, I am committed. I have to be sure I have enough of each ingredient to start with. Having a pound of Saf Instant Yeast on hand saves me from running to the store for the little 4 oz. jars or fiddling with teensy-weensy foil packets, which are just the wrong size. I store the instant yeast in the freezer, too, by the way.
I don't worry about ingredients much. I add a tablespoon of vital gluten to each batch to make up for any deficiency in the flour. However, there is one ingredient that has to be perfect: the yeast. If it "don't go," I've wasted the first batch. Then I have to get good yeast and go back and add it to unused batches. Been there; done that!
I've bought three one-pound bricks of Saf Instant Yeast in the last couple of years. They have given consistent results from first to last. The days when I ruined loaf after loaf trying to use yeast from the supermarket are over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This yeast did not work at all. I've been making bread regularly (from scratch) and thought this would be a good investment. Nope! My bread turned into a big solid lump..no rise. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by A. Callan
So easy to use! Love baking pretzels and this product makes it perfect everytime!Published 17 hours ago by Natalia17
I love this yeast. I keep it in the freezer, filling up my refrigerator yeast jar as needed. One pound lasts quite a while; I'm on my second pound now. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Beadgarden
I bake all of my own bread and I have used this brand of yeast for years. There is no other yeast on the market that I would ever use after having used this. Read morePublished 3 days ago by binkibons
Large pack of yeast. It is very hard to find this much yeast without going through a specialty store. Made french bread and it came out excellent.Published 4 days ago by Nick
Best yeast I have purchased on the internet. I use them for bread and pizza dough. Works great with and without bread machine. It is very active. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Bear Creek