The Red Star yeast you describe is the only thing I use, both for ABM and "by-
hand" methods. Use it in any recipe calling for yeast. One thing I have found
is that I usually have to cut back about 1/4 tsp. of yeast in most recipes or
the bread over flows the pan in the ABM.
Red Star is excellent yeast, and here in SE VA I pay less for ~2 pounds~ of it
than I do for 4 oz. of Fleischmans. I paid $2.77 at Sam's for my current 2
pounds, but I noticed a few days ago that it is around $3.25 now. Still an
Southampton County, Virginia, USA
> From: "Sherry Barwick" <BARWICK@DD.csc.peachnet.edu>
> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 14:39:33 EST
> Subject: Help! - Yeast Question
> I'm a new bread machine owner and all this talk of yeast has me confused and
> think I'm goofed on my latest purchase. I headed off to Sam's after hearing
> after the good deals on yeast there. I purchased two 16 oz. packages of Red
> Star Instant Active Dry Yeast for $3.46. I thought I got a great deal until
> got into the car and began to read the label which says "for food service".
> Have I bought yeast that I can't use in my bread machine? It has this
> conversion table on the side which makes no sense to me but I think the fact
> that it's "instant" active dry yeast is important.
> Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me directly
> since I'll be waiting on information before I try this and ruin my bread!
> - ----------------------------------
> Sherry Barwick