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  Subject :Dry yeast for fresh yeast
09/07/2011 07:36 
RC
Joined: 12/22/2010 21:16
Posts: 7
What is the conversion fresh yeast to dry yeast?
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
09/07/2011 08:25 
LeahS [Admin]
Joined: 12/13/2010 19:41
Posts: 57
Everyone argues about this all the time, and online you can find hundreds of different answers.
I go by the standard of Red Star - 2 oz fresh yeast is 6 3/4 teaspoon dry (which is three packets.) Red star comes in a strip of 3 packet and each packet is 2 1/4 teaspoons.

http://www.redstaryeast.com/lessons-yeast-baking/yeast-conversion-table

I've been doing this for the past 5 years and it has worked perfectly for me.
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
09/08/2011 12:40 
RC
Joined: 12/22/2010 21:16
Posts: 7
Thank you!
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
09/19/2011 18:41 
jill2621
Joined: 09/15/2011 20:37
Posts: 10
I have a great challah recipe from a Hungarian survivor who tried to "perfect" a recipe. This woman, Devora Heller, goes around teaching women how/why to perform the mitzvah of baking and separating challah. I trust her recipe which states that 2 oz. fresh equals 3 T dry yeast. I buy the big package (2 lb.) from Costco. It is called Red Star "Active Dry Yeast" and I keep in the fridge once I've opened it.
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
09/19/2011 18:50 
LeahS [Admin]
Joined: 12/13/2010 19:41
Posts: 57
3 Tablespoons are 6 teaspoons, so the difference would be 3/4 teaspoon. If you heap your Tablespoons then it would come out to 6 3/4 teaspoons. So it's pretty much the same.
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
02/28/2012 08:42 
smartcookie
Joined: 10/18/2011 04:15
Posts: 29
I agree with you. I've been using Devora's recipe for over 10 years, and ALWAYS use the dry yeast. I actually use 4 TB per 6 lbs flour. The challahs are yummy every time. See recipe #11238, which I made for Purim. Can't wait to serve it at the seuda !
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
03/04/2012 10:00 
AbbyPires
Joined: 12/27/2011 20:17
Posts: 30
Help me understand, please. What is 'fresh yeast'? I use 'dry yeast' all the time for baking bread, but I have never heard of the other kind. At least I don't think I have. My brain's a little foggy right now. ;)
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
03/04/2012 21:45 
njmom
Joined: 12/13/2010 16:35
Posts: 107
Abby, fresh yeast is wet yeast, or cake or compressed yeast. It's usually sold in 2 oz little square/rectangle in the refrigerator section (in Israel it comes in 50 gram squares.) Does that answer the question?
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
03/04/2012 21:45 
njmom
Joined: 12/13/2010 16:35
Posts: 107
Abby, fresh yeast is wet yeast, or cake or compressed yeast. It's usually sold in 2 oz little square/rectangle in the refrigerator section (in Israel it comes in 50 gram squares.) Does that answer the question?
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
03/08/2012 11:28 
AbbyPires
Joined: 12/27/2011 20:17
Posts: 30
I think that helps. Is it yeast that just hasn't been dehydrated yet?
  Subject :Re:Dry yeast for fresh yeast
03/11/2012 19:36 
njmom
Joined: 12/13/2010 16:35
Posts: 107
I suppose so. Never thought about that :) Please let me know if you see it in the refrigerator section of your supermarket.
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