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Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Red Star Active Dry Yeast

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What We Like

  • High-quality yeast ferments the baking items effectively
  • The yeast is ideal to use with yeast-leavened bread and dough
  • Comes in an airtight packaging that offers easy storage

Disadvantages

  • Has no expiry date

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About Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Active Dry Yeast is cake yeast in a semi-dormant state. When rehydrated, it provides ultimate baking activity in all yeast dough, low sugar to highly sweetened bread.

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We analyzed 55,172 reviews for 148 products in the Active Dry Yeasts category.

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We analyzed a total of 1,491 reviews for this product. None were recent.

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Around 80% of reviews were positive and about 16% were negative.

Final Score:

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9.70 out of 10, based on these 5 factors:

  • Ingredients quality
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Packaging
  • Portion size
  • Value for money
  • What buyers say about Red Star Active Dry Yeast


    It is not much more expensive than the 2 lbs. bricks being sold here, but if you bake a lot, Amazon will be happy to show you how to bake with the smaller bricks.


    It works well, and I usually only keep a small amount in the kitchen, and freeze the rest. This is a good product, and all you need is the measurement you need, like the exchange for a yeast packet equal to a measurement such as packet per


    I have been using this yeast for many years and it is the best way to buy yeast.


    Since the COVID-19 epidemic, you can't get yeast in stores around here, so I purchased two pounds of Red Star Yeast from Gourmet Foods & Gifts for $25, which is not a bad price considering it's the equivalent of 8 jars of active dry yeast sold in grocery stores


    You have to make some adjustments, like increasing the temperature of the proofing liquid when activated the yeast, and leaving the dough in the bowl for a second rise after gently punching it down, so it needs a bit more time than instant yeast.

    Common Questions

    Q:

    I want to know if the date on the back is the expiration or the manufacture date?

    A:

    I have used it a month beyond the expiation date, but it didn't work as well as I wanted it to. So I always buy my next batches about a month before the expiation date, and am always more than happy with raising qualities.

    Q:

    Is the company owned by a Jew who is determined to spread the idelogy of Rothschild, the communism?

    A:

    You should see eyeroll.

    Q:

    Can you tell the color of the powder yeast?

    A:

    It is the natural beige color of any active dry yeast.

    Q:

    The crust of my pizza doesn't taste yeasty, but it takes about 30 minutes to cook, so I use the instant stuff. Will this be better?

    A:

    I can't compare Instant yeast to other yeasts because I haven't used them, but our bread tastes great and comes out good every time.

    Q:

    Red Star uses climate controlled shipping but Amazon doesn't. Will the yeast survive the hot shipping truck?

    A:

    It works well and I store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

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