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Yeast Conversions

Equivalents of different varieties of yeast.

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Because no one keeps six different varieties of yeast in their kitchen, this handy conversion chart will help you substitute the type of yeast you have on hand for what is called for in your recipe. Whether the recipe lists the yeast by volume, weight, or by number of envelopes, this chart has you covered!

Yeast Variety Conversions

1 Packet (Envelope) of Active Dry Yeast Equals:
UnitAmount
Weight1/4 ounce
Volume2.25 teaspoons
Instant Yeast1 envelope or 1/4 oz. or 2.25 tsp
Bread machine Yeast1 envelope or 1/4 oz. or 2.25 tsp
Rapid Rise Yeast1 envelope or 1/4 oz. or 2.25 tsp
Fresh Yeast1 (0.6 ounce) cake or
1/3 of (2 ounce) cake
Yeast Starter, Sponge, Biga, or Leavin1 cup

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