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What's the difference between active dry yeast and instant yeast?

I heard that one of them you need to add sugar to feed the yeast...

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asked over 5 years ago

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added over 5 years ago

Basically, instant yeast (aka rapid rise) can be used without hydrating it first.

Feeding with sugar ("proofing") isn't necessary in either case, basically a holdover from days past, a test to "prove" the yeast was still active.

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added over 5 years ago

Here is a brief treatise on baking yeasts that may answer your question: http://www.kingarthurflour...

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