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

(Making pizza dough.)

asked by JJGood about 5 years ago
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MrsWheelbarrow

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added about 5 years ago

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

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added about 5 years ago

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

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boulangere

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added about 5 years ago

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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boulangere

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added about 5 years ago

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?