Red Star® Quick Rise Yeast
RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is cake yeast in a semi-dormant state. The drying process in its manufacture reduces moisture content, giving it a longer shelf life than cake yeast while retaining optimum activity. When activated, it provides ultimate baking activity in all yeast dough- low sugar to highly sweetened breads. RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is a fast-acting yeast that can shorten the rise times for traditional baking. RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast designed for direct mixing with other dry ingredients. There is no rehydration required. Instant Yeast is not recommended for use in refrigerated or frozen dough baking methods.
RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is available in strips of three 1/4 -ounce (7g) packets and also in 4-ounce (113.4g) jars. Three 1/4 -ounce (7g) packets are equal in activity to one 2-ounce cake of yeast. One 1/4 -ounce (7g) packet of active dry yeast contains approximately 2+1/4 teaspoons; the measurement will not be exact as yeast is packaged according to weight rather than volume. One 1/4-ounce (7g) packet of yeast is sufficient to raise 4 cups, approximately 1-pound, of flour.
For traditional baking, RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast may be hydrated in 110°-115°F liquids or mixed with other dry ingredients if liquids are warmed to 120° to 130°F.
To use RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast in a bread machine, use 1/2 teaspoon of yeast for each cup of flour and have liquids at 80°F liquids. For one-hour bread machine cycles, yeast amounts must be doubled or tripled; suggested liquid temperatures vary with machines.
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