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Yeast Conversion Tables

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Yeast Conversion Tables

Different Forms Of Baking Yeast

Here are my yeast conversion tables.  Use to know how much yeast to use, if you have a different form of yeast, than the recipe suggests.  Knowing the correct amount, can make the difference between a bread that is dense & gummy, and a well-risen masterpiece. 

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As I am often asked for the conversions of different types of yeast, I thought it about time I wrote an article and made up some tables.  

When trying out a new recipe (especially from older books), I calculate the amount needed when using instant yeast.  And because there are shortages of yeast at the time of writing this, some people are having to use yeast that is new to them.  

Fresh yeast, Active dry yeast & Instant dry yeast, are not interchangeable on a 1:1 basis.  So below I have made 3 tables with all 3 types of yeast.  3 tables so that you refer to whichever one your recipe calls for first.

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Ex1. If the original recipe calls for 14g Fresh yeast & you only have Active Dry Yeast,  go to Table 1.  And you will see you require 7g of Active  Dry yeast.  If you have the more commonly used Instant Dry yeast, only 5g is required.

Ex2. If you have Instant dry yeast, and the recipe calls for 14g Active dry yeast, go to Table 2.  There you will see you will use 10g Instant dry yeast.

Ex3. And if your recipe calls for 7g Instant Dry yeast but you only have fresh yeast.  Go to table 3, and see that 20g of fresh is required.

I will write an article on the differences of the 3 yeasts and how to use them in the future.  But in the meantime this should keep you going.

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Yeast Conversion Tables


Table showing values in grams of yeast in different forms.
Table 1 – Recipe Using Fresh yeast – Conversion table


Table of conversion for different types of yeast
Table 2 – Recipe Uses Active Dry Yeast Conversion Table


Table of conversions for different forms of yeast.
Table 3 – Recipe Using Instant Dry Yeast

Yeast Based Recipes

Check of the yeast-based recipes currently on the site. More were on the old site, so please check back daily for new recipes. Or check out my Beginners’ Guide To Working With Yeast. Or go to the Yeast Recipes

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  1. (5/5)

    thank you for these various conversations as it’s been a headache and has put me off making my Mum’s much loved Hungarian Walnut Beigli. Thank you again

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