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Old 01-31-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Cake yeast question

I haven't seen or baked with cake yeast in years and years. Today I received a bread recipe that calls for 1 3/4 ounces or 1/3 cup cake yeast. I buy my active dry yeast by the pound and there's no store here that has cake yeast. Can someone tell me what the equivalent of active dry yeast would be? I suspect the measurement would be less than the cake yeast but I could be mistaken. Thanks.

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Um...not sure if this conversion helps or not.
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to convert cake yeast to instant yeast, for 1 packed tablespoon cake yeast use 2 teaspoons instant yeast or 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:03 PM   #3
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re Cake Yeast - conversion table link

this link will (hopefully) answer your question re converting from cake yeast to dry yeast(s)
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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this link will (hopefully) answer your question re converting from cake yeast to dry yeast(s)
Thanks. The site gave me what I needed and I was able to calculate the appropriate amount for my recipe. One (.6 oz.) cube is equal to 1 package (2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast. I needed 1.75 ounces of cube yeast. Thus:

1.75 / .6 = 2.91666... x 2.25 teaspoons = 6.5625 or roughly 6 1/2 teaspoons
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Katie E, thanks for asking the question and subfuscpersona thanks for the link. In our area you can purchase yeast cake at local bakery.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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That would be fine in most cases. No bakery here. Our town is very, very small. We're just a dry spot in the road.
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