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Saf Instant Yeast, 1 Pound Pouch

from SAF
4.7 out of 5 stars 830 customer reviews
| 57 answered questions
About the Product
  • Safe 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
  • Saf Instant Yeast is one of the top selling yeasts in the world

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Product Description

Size: 16 Ounce

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

Size: 16 Ounce
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 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: B0001CXUHW
  • UPC: 017929159092
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (830 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962 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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Size: 16 Ounce Verified Purchase
I don't know where the other reviewer got the idea that this is "compressed yeast." It comes vacuum sealed so it feels like a solid block until you open it. Then it pours and measures like any other yeast. Kept in a sealed container in the freezer, this yeast will remain good for years.I use it for bread every week. At one point I stopped baking for several years and when I went back the yeast (in the freezer) was still good. Apparently the expiration date applies when used by professional bakers who leave the yeast out in open containers.
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Size: 16 Ounce
Have you ever wanted to know how professional bakers could afford to bake bread and rolls and give them away with the price of yeast as high as it is?

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.
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Size: 16 Ounce Verified Purchase
This is my absolute favorite yeast. Someone (and for the life of me, I can't remember if it was Alton Brown or America's Test Kitchen) measured the packet yeasts and found them to be wildly inconsistent - significantly over or under the stated amount. Maybe that explains some of my past issues with raised breads, but since I started using the SAF yeast, it's been absolutely perfect. Great in a bread machine, no proofing required, and I always get a consistent rise. I've used the bulk Red Star Active Rise as well and didn't like it at all - I just didn't feel it was as consistent. The SAF never makes me wonder if it's getting old or losing it's potency - it just works.

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.
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Size: 16 Ounce
If you love using your bread machine and want a reliable yeast that does not need to be proofed (can't remember the last time I did that), then this yeast will make your life much easier. While this is not a rapid yeast, the bread does seem to rise more quickly than with packets of yeast from the grocery store. This saves time and gives you an empowered feeling instead of the "Is this going to rise or not?" feeling.

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
pan.

Let it rise until double in a warm place.
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Size: 16 Ounce Verified Purchase
Great quality yeast at a really cheap price.

Who am I to judge, but I'm a bit suspicious of reviews that state that the yeast didn't work (It worked fine for 50 other reviewers, but not for them? Go figure...)

If you buy this from Amazon you get 16 oz. of yeast for about the same price as 4 oz of yeast in those strips you buy at the supermarket. I just tossed the whole one-pound package into a zip-lock bag and keep it in my refrigerator.

Make SURE you understand the difference between the different types of yeast (which can be confusing!) This product is INSTANT YEAST. Here's some great info from the amazing folks at Cooks Illustrated:

Instant Yeasts: Also called "Instant," "Rapid Rise," or "Bread" instant yeasts are also processed to 95 percent dry matter, but are subjected to a gentler drying process than active dry. As a result, every dried particle is living, or active. This means the yeast can be mixed directly with recipe ingredients without first being dissolved in water or proofed. It is in this context that the yeast is characterized as "instant." We prefer instant yeast in the test kitchen. It combines the potency of fresh yeast with the convenience of active dry, and it is considered by some to have a cleaner flavor than active dry because it contains no dead cells. (In our months of testing, we found this to be true when we made a lean baguette dough but could detect no difference in flavor when using the two yeasts in doughs made with milk, sugar, and butter.)

To substitute active dry for instant (or rapid rise) yeast: Use 25 percent more active dry. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of instant yeast, use 1 1/4 teaspoons of active dry. And don't forget to "prove" the yeast, i.e.
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