The Big Game Sweepstakes: You Could Win* This LG 65-inch OLED TV and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:

+
Home Cooking 16

A question about yeast for all you bread bakers out there

ChervilGeorge | Mar 17, 201703:06 PM

My bread making is pretty amateur. I've been making my own, mostly sandwich loaves, buns and pizza dough for a couple years due to food intolerance issues (emulsifiers and colourants mainly). I go through a fair amount of yeast - those little packets aren't going to cut it. What's a good yeast I can buy in larger quantities? I've purchased bricks of SAF before (don't remember which kind) and was pretty happy with it. When it ran out I found a 4 oz jar of Red Star active dry.

I believe both of these contain sorbitan monostearate. I think it's an emulsifier and may or may not cause a problem for me, many emulsifiers do. Are there any good brands that don't have this ingredient that come in sizes larger than packets?

The breads I make are VERY low in sugar. I think that can be a factor in what kind of yeast one should choose. Correct?

I'm happy to mail order. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions