I See A Bread Spoon Rising

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  1. Gina B

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    Ah man that was tacky! :laugh:

    What kind of yeast do you use when you make bread?

    I used to use Fleischman's, but have been VERY disappointed in it for the last couple years and refuse to buy it. What DID they do?!

    So far, Red Star seems to be the best choice now.

    What is your opinion? What have you tried, and which do you like best?

    Have you tried making your own? How did that turn out?
     
  2. Spinach

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    I can't answer the question in a way that would be helpful because I don't have those brands available to me. I can give my experiences with yeast, though.

    Here we have dry yeast and refrigerated wet, block yeast. I prefer the block. It ends up being cheaper and has a great consistency. I can make 8 loaves from one block.

    Have you considered doing a sourdough? You can hold on to one cup of it as a starter and never need yeast again.
     
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    I just use the kind in a jar for bread machines. I think it's Flechmans.

    We had the same problem with the last jar of yeast. The bread didn't want to rise. I just chalked it up to not using warm enough water and started using hotter water in the bread machine. It did the trick.
     
  4. Gwen

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    I used Fleischman's, too, and found there was a difference in the regular yeast, and the fast-rise yeast. The fast-rise is not as good, IMO.
     
  5. Gina B

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    That was probably the issue. I had turned away from my old love and was trying the rapid-rise. Too bad...I totally quit buying their brand, lost trust in them. Nothing is quite as personal as bread, it's used almost every day, and I don't take it lightly when hours are wasted because of a poor quality product.
     
  6. Jim1999

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    If a spoon rises in my bread, I'm taking the bread back to the store where I buy my bread.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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