What is the correct tablespoon measure for yeast?

I have always believed a tablespoon to be around 14/15g, however in the ingredients list you write 1 tablespoon (11g). Which do I believe?

Lucy Watkins
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Lori T. June 10, 2020
A tablespoon measures quantity, not weight. So a tablespoon of yeast will not be the same weight as a tablespoon of butter, or sugar. In the case of this recipe, a level tablespoon of yeast would weigh roughly 8.5-9 grams. A rounded tablespoon would weigh in a bit more, perhaps around 11 grams. Less yeast to start with will mean the dough requires longer to double, but the end product will not be much different. However, since the recipe does call for 11 grams, that's what will be most likely to give the results in the time frame given.
KLS June 10, 2020
believe the recipe; quantity of yeast in packages has decreased as potency and yeast quality has increased
Lucy W. June 10, 2020
Recipe says 11g is 1 tbsp, I thought a tbsp was 14-15g?
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