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Hi! I want to make 1/2 of a yeasted bread recipe. The recipe calls for one packet of active dry yeast. Silly question, but can I use the same amount of yeast or should I halve that also?

asked by sararl77 over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

Use 1/2. It's a ratio thing. Unlike most forms of cooking bread is chemistry.

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added over 6 years ago

half a package is 1 & 1/8th tsp. if you keep the rest tightly sealed in the fridge you can save it for your next half batch.

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added over 6 years ago

Cut the amount of yeast in half, along with all the other ingredients. I do it all the time, and it works beautifully.

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added over 6 years ago

Half the yeast . When it comes to Yeast, too much can be a very bad thing. Often times when multiplying a recipe, you shouldn't multiply the yeast. Learned this from the King Arthur Flour folks, and it has proved to be true.

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