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If you cut a bread recipe in half, do you also cut the yeast in half or use the whole packet?

asked by Phoenix Helix about 6 years ago
4 answers 10343 views
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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

Yes. Use only 1 & 1/8 tsp if the original recipe calls for 1 packet.

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added about 6 years ago

Thanks!

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added about 6 years ago

Absolutely halve the yeast along with the rest of the ingredients. I do this routinely, since I'm usually baking for one.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 6 years ago

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