What is the dry yeast equivalent of 1/2 oz. fresh yeast?

(Making pizza dough.)

  • Posted by: JJGood
  • October 16, 2011
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MrsWheelbarrow
MrsWheelbarrow October 16, 2011

4-1/2 tsp of yeast is the equivalent - but that seems like a lot. Are you sure?

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JJGood
JJGood October 16, 2011

Yup, I'm sure...but I'm definitely doubting this recipe.

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boulangere
boulangere October 16, 2011

What are your other proportions - flour, water, salt? How many pizza rounds is the yield? That should tell you whether the amount is excessive or not. If you can give us those amounts, we can help you vector in on your dry yeast. And are you using instant yeast, or active dry?

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Kjgm
Kjgm March 18, 2017

Mario Batali pizza dough recipe
.5 oz fresh yeast
2-2.25 lbs 00 flour
Sea salt
Water
How many tsp do you suggest of active dry yeast ? Thanks

boulangere
boulangere October 16, 2011

Ok, in the absence of other information, the general equivalent for instant dry yeast is 30%, or 1/3, of the fresh yeast amount. In this case, 1/2 ounce of fresh yeast = +/- 15 grams. 30% of 15 grams is 5 grams, which on my scale weighs out to 1.75 teaspoons. If using active dry yeast, use twice that, or 3.5 teaspoons. What kind of pizza are you making?

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