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Old 03-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #21
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I don't live in the US any longer, but the cake yeast used to be available--you might ask at your grocery store if they have fresh yeast. Seems to me it was in the dairy case...
Really?! That would be awesome! I asked for fresh yeast once, and then they showed be the dry package crap. But that was like WalMart I think.
So there is hope!

Perhaps a healthy/natural/hippie store. I will definantly give it a try again. Thank you!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:48 PM   #22
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I do hope you will share them! My ancesters were Norwegian and my dad has been studying Norwegian. I'd love to surprise him over Easter with some "real" Norwegian food. The boller look like something I'd like to try!
Oh yeah! How cool!
You should make like a marzipan-lidded cake then. Mmm!
With home made vanilla and egg yolk cream filling perhaps *drool*
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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I have the pans for that wedding cake--I can't remember the Norwegian name for it--but the one that is a series of different sized rings...the one that you put a bottle of wine in the center and then pile the rings on, "glueing them together" with marzipan.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:03 PM   #24
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Really?! That would be awesome! I asked for fresh yeast once, and then they showed be the dry package crap. But that was like WalMart I think.
So there is hope!

Perhaps a healthy/natural/hippie store. I will definantly give it a try again. Thank you!
You might be able to ask them to order it in. Or, if there is a local bakery, you could ask them if they'd sell you some or order you a cake. It should keep in the fridge...now I'm curious...I'm going to look at the grocery stores when I'm in MN visiting my folks...it is either fresh yeast, compressed cake yeast, or baker's yeast. I want to say it was compressed cake yeast and it was Fleishman's (white with red and blue writing). Perhaps s/one who lives in the States could be of more assistance as to whether or not it is still available for home use or not.
A quick search, and it would seem that you can order it online...
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #25
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I have the pans for that wedding cake--I can't remember the Norwegian name for it--but the one that is a series of different sized rings...the one that you put a bottle of wine in the center and then pile the rings on, "glueing them together" with marzipan.
Oh yeah, kransekake.
It's used for almost any festive occasion or holiday too.
I thought you were supposed to glue it with a mix of powdered sugar and egg whites tho. Maybe we're talking about something different. I'm talking about this:

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You might be able to ask them to order it in. Or, if there is a local bakery, you could ask them if they'd sell you some or order you a cake. It should keep in the fridge...now I'm curious...I'm going to look at the grocery stores when I'm in MN visiting my folks...it is either fresh yeast, compressed cake yeast, or baker's yeast. I want to say it was compressed cake yeast and it was Fleishman's (white with red and blue writing). Perhaps s/one who lives in the States could be of more assistance as to whether or not it is still available for home use or not.
A quick search, and it would seem that you can order it online...
You're right! I found it online too.
Fleischmann's should have yeast in clump form it looks like.
But I've never seen it in the store. Perhaps it's because I'm in Texas.

But now I know there is hope at least! :)
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Oh yeah, kransekake.
It's used for almost any festive occasion or holiday too.
I thought you were supposed to glue it with a mix of powdered sugar and egg whites tho. Maybe we're talking about something different. I'm talking about this:

That's it! I thought it was marzipan--but it's been years since I've made it. Definitely if the "kitchen clutter police" came, those rings would be in the cardboard box of stuff to get rid of if not used in 30 days...NOT! I might not use them, but I won't part with them. Ditto for the krumkake iron or my rosette irons (both of which were my grandmother's).
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Good luck finding cake yeast in your local grocery store (definitely would try s/place other than Walmart). When you go to the store, you might ask for the manager--it might be that the clerk doesn't know--or ask at the bakery department if they do "in house" baking...I wanted beef heart not long ago. The grocery store where I am is very small. The "in-house" butcher ordered it for me.

It might be that it isn't as common because of bread machines...but, hopefully you can find a source locally. Otherwise, there's always the Internet!
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Good luck finding cake yeast in your local grocery store (definitely would try s/place other than Walmart). When you go to the store, you might ask for the manager--it might be that the clerk doesn't know--or ask at the bakery department if they do "in house" baking...I wanted beef heart not long ago. The grocery store where I am is very small. The "in-house" butcher ordered it for me.

It might be that it isn't as common because of bread machines...but, hopefully you can find a source locally. Otherwise, there's always the Internet!
That's nice!
I will ask around. Thank you so much :)
Those horrible bread machines...
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You're welcome. Once you have "real" yeast, I hope you will not have to eat "cement" boller ever again and will post the recipe for us.

You've come to the right place to ask these kinds of questions...when friends of mine moved to Canada from Holland they were puzzled by the "bags" of milk...wondered how to handle 4 liters of milk. After I got over my giggle fit, I explained that inside of those bags there were smaller bags that fit into the milk pitcher sold in the grocery stores...sometimes, things can be confusing when you "move countries."
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