Weight Of A "package" Of Yeast?

Decorating By karennayak Updated 22 Sep 2008 , 4:43am by karennayak

karennayak Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 3:55am
post #1 of 3

Hi,
This is not really a cake or a cake decorating question, but I would appreciate some help.

My daughter was baking some Cinnamon buns yesterday and following a recipe which called for "packages" of active dry yeast. I have always weighed out yeast either in grams or in ounces.

After some research on the internet, we found that a "package" could vary from 11gms to 5 gms.

We played it safe and used 7 gms. While the buns were delicious, they were slow to rise. I would like to know what is the official weight of a "package" of dry yeast. I use Bruggemann Yeast.

Thanks,

Karen

2 replies
BCJean Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 4:13am
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I use Red Star yeast and buy it in the jar. The directions on it say, "Approximately 2 1/4 tsp. equal one, 1/4 ounce packet yeast, which would be a very small fraction over 7 grams.

karennayak Posted 22 Sep 2008 , 4:43am
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Thank you very much!

So, we were headed in the right direction. I guess, based on the brand, there will be a slight variation in the strength of the yeast. We will have to try the recipe one more time, increasing the yeast a little bit.

Thanks again.
Karen

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