Fresh vs instant yeast - what I've learned

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  1. Marcin's Kitchen

    Marcin's Kitchen New Member

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    I thought I'd share an experiment that I did with my 6yo to see if instant yeast are different than fresh yeast. We scaled down a pizza recipe to 100g of dough, made it twice - once with fresh and once with instant yeast. The amount in both cases was identical
    - dough with fresh yeast rises faster than with identical amount of instant yeast
    - fresh yeast continue to rise when dough is in the fridge, instant yeast go dormant
    - we couldn't feel any taste difference between them
    - ultimately it doesn't matter, yeast is a living organism and it will start multiplying until you have same quantity in both

    We've documented this in a short video. I'm curious what are your experiences / beliefs if one type of yeast is better than the other? Maybe there's something we missed?

     
    Marcin's Kitchen, Sep 28, 2019
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