How To Use Instant Yeast

A simple guide for beginners on how to use instant yeast for bread making.

If you are new to bread making and have absolutely no idea how to use instant yeast, then keep reading.

Instant yeast is yeast that has been dried and made into granules.  There are two types, regular active dry yeast, and instant dry yeast.

What Is Instant Yeast?

Active dry yeast granules are larger than instant dry yeast and requires proofing before use.

Instant dry yeast does not require proofing and can be added in with the other ingredients.

If there is any doubt as to its freshness, you can proof the yeast to see if it is active.

How Tell If The Yeast Is Good Or Not?

Mix together 1/4 cup lukewarm water (or milk), 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon instant yeast. 

Proofing Yeast

Let it stand for 5-10 minutes (or longer in cold weather) if it starts to foam and bubble it’s active.

If it does not foam and bubble this can be due to a number of reasons.  Click the link below to find out what to do if this happens to you.

Activated yeast is bubbly and frothy in appearance, that grows on top of the liquid it was dissolved in.

What Does Activated Yeast Look Like?

What To Make With Instant Yeast

Now you know how to use instant yeast click the link below for some easy yeast bread recipes to try.