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Red Star® Quick-Rise™ Instant Yeast is a great choice for home bakers limited on time.
Learn more about Red Star® Quick-Rise™ Instant Yeast, from how to use it to ingredient information and more. Plus, try some of our customer favorite instant yeast recipes!
Red Star® Quick-Rise™ is an ‘instant’ yeast that provides a faster leavening rate and may reduce rising times in traditional baking compared to a regular active dry yeast. No proofing required!
For those familiar with Saf-Instant® Red Yeast, Red Star® Quick-Rise™ is the same yeast in smaller package sizes suitable for home baking.
Red Star® Quick-Rise™ is ideal for use in traditional and bread machine baking methods. One (0.25 ounce or 7 gram) packet of yeast contains approximately 2 ¼ teaspoons of yeast. For best results, dry yeast should be at room temperature prior to use (see Shelf Life and Storage tab for more details).
To separate packets: Using scissors, cut down the middle of the flat, smooth section on either side of the center packet.
Instant yeast was developed to be incorporated directly with dry ingredients via the dry blend method. However, if preferred, using the rehydration method to proof instant yeast prior to incorporation is acceptable.
Proofing (dissolving) the yeast in warm liquid with sugar gives it a good start — the yeast feeds on the sugar for quick activation. See the procedure.
If your recipe instructions do not include this rehydration step, decrease the total liquids in the recipe by 1/2 cup to account for the liquid you used to activate the yeast.
One packet of Red Star® Quick-Rise™ Instant Yeast will raise up to 4 cups of flour.
See our guide to baking with yeast for more information on all bread making steps.
This product is produced in dedicated facilities where there is no risk of cross-contamination with sources or derivatives of any of the allergens listed.
Be good to your yeast, and it will perform well in your bread! Don’t forget that yeast is a living organism, and its freshness and shelf life are dependent on how the yeast is stored. Dry yeast will lose its leavening power if exposed to air, moisture or heat, even when it is still in a sealed jar or package. Learning the correct way to store your yeast will keep it fresher longer.
For best results, use the yeast prior to the best if used by date stamped on the package. This date is 2 years from the date the yeast was packaged.
The small packets and jars are flushed with nitrogen at the time of packaging to remove oxygen.
For jars, prior to opening, a plastic tamper ring should be secure around the lid of the jar. Since the jars are not vacuum packed, there may not be a ‘pop’ when the jar is opened.
0.25 ounce Packet Example (U.S): OCT 2022 00200
Best if Used by Date is October 2022. Manufacturing Lot Code is 00200
8g Packet Example (Canada): 22 MR 03 0063 09:52
Best if Used by date is March 3rd, 2022. Manufacturing Lot Code is 0063 09:52
4 ounce Jar Example: JUN 2022 00304
Best if Used by Date is June 2022. Manufacturing Lot Code is 00304
Large 16 ounce Saf-Instant Yeast Example:
Production Date is 11 · 20, ie November 2020
Best if Used by Date is 11· 22, ie November 2022
Manufacturing Lot Code is 732693
Red Star® Quick-Rise™ Instant Yeast is a living organism and must be handled properly to ensure optimum performance. Never expose yeast to high temperatures during storage or use.
For best results, dry yeast should be at room temperature before using. Prior to use, take out only the amount you need and bring to room temperature for about 20 – 30 minutes. Immediately reseal the jar or package and return the remaining yeast to the refrigerator or freezer. Dry yeast will never freeze solid.
If you are unsure about the activity of your yeast, test it using our Yeast Activity Test.
The large 16 ounce packages of instant yeast are part of our industrial product line and typically used in bakeries or foodservice. The package is vacuum-packed and should be hard like a brick prior to opening.
Once the package is opened, the yeast is free-flowing and must be stored airtight and cold to maintain its leavening power. You may store it in an airtight container, or many people store it in zipper freezer bags, squeezing air out of the bag to the level of the yeast, then sealing the bag. The yeast should be stored in the freezer. Since it is so dry, it will never freeze solid.
For best results, dry yeast should be at room temperature before using. Prior to use, measure or weigh only the amount you need and bring to room temperature for about 20 – 30 minutes. Immediately reseal the bag or container and return the remaining yeast to the freezer.
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