"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
GetMeTheBigKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,NewYork
Posts: 124
Fleischmann's active dry yeast

I am baking tonight and noticed my yeast expired in April 02 - can I still use it? I just bought it yesterday from a small local grocer.

__________________

__________________
I'm your huckleberry! http://www.geocities.com/got2teach/m.gif
GetMeTheBigKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
stick it some warm water. If it still fizzes, it's probably OK.
__________________

__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
Senior Cook
 
GetMeTheBigKnife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,NewYork
Posts: 124
its just a goofy apple recipe, so I will try. Thanks for responding so fast. I've had this itch for baking for a while now...makes me happy deep in the soul.
__________________
I'm your huckleberry! http://www.geocities.com/got2teach/m.gif
GetMeTheBigKnife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 05:22 PM   #4
Head Chef
 
Audeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Texas
Posts: 1,871
I agree with mudbug. Give it a shot. It should work, but some of the yeast in the packet has very likely died. Worst case is it won't work well, so feed it with 115-degree (F) water, add a 1/2 tsp. of sugar and see what happens in five minutes.

If you happened to get two packages (or three) sealed together in a strip, all with the same 02 expiration date, I'd use at least two....if the proofing test doesn't bubble like the dickens.
__________________
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is Optional.
Audeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
Certified Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 3,615
Re: Fleischmann's active dry yeast

Quote:
Originally Posted by GetMeTheBigKnife
I am baking tonight and noticed my yeast expired in April 02 - can I still use it? I just bought it yesterday from a small local grocer.
It will not hurt you GMTBK nothing will raise. However, I had a similar situation and used twice the amount. But with that date, and having just purchased it I would exchange it.
__________________
norgeskog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making bread with wine yeast Jenni Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 21 09-03-2005 11:46 AM
Fresh yeast vs. Dry yeast BlueCat General Cooking 4 11-07-2004 07:47 AM
Cake yeast ? MJ Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 4 05-13-2004 05:01 PM
Yeast problem esther Breads, Pizza & Sandwiches 3 01-12-2004 06:45 AM
Is active Dry Yeast suppose to smell like old beer? newbaker Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 2 12-24-2003 11:39 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.