How to Use SAF Instant Yeast

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How to Use SAF Instant Yeast
Fresh-baked bread can make an ordinary family dinner extraordinary. (bread image by AGphotographer from

Nothing is better than the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread. Sadly, many people shy away from baking fresh bread because they fear it will be too difficult. This common misconception generally stems from one main ingredient--yeast. Proofing yeast for baking calls for a specific temperature of warm water to activate the yeast. If the yeast is not activated properly, all your hard work can be easily ruined.

SAF instant yeast, however, takes away the guesswork and fear of baking fresh bread by removing the proofing process. This professional-grade instant yeast can be substituted in any recipe that calls for active dry yeast. Simply add it to your recipe's dry ingredients. No proofing is required.

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  • Bread, roll or pastry recipe calling for active dry yeast

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  1. 1

    Substitute SAF instant yeast for active dry yeast. Use 25 per cent less SAF instant yeast than the recipe requires for active dry yeast.

  2. 2

    Skip the step in your recipe that calls for proofing the active dry yeast. SAF instant yeast does not need to be proofed.

  3. 3

    Add SAF instant yeast to flour along with other dry ingredients.

  4. 4

    Follow the rest of the recipe as instructed. This includes using the same rising time, oven temperature and baking time.

    How to Use SAF Instant Yeast
    Instant yeast takes the guesswork and worry out of baking fresh bread. (dinner rolls image by robert mobley from

Tips and warnings

  • Unopened instant yeast stays fresh up to one year.

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