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Red Star Active Dry Yeast -- 4 oz

Red Star Active Dry Yeast
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Red Star Active Dry Yeast -- 4 oz

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Red Star Active Dry Yeast Description

  • A Tradition in Family Baking
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • For Traditional Baking and Bread Machines

Red Star® Active Dry Yeast is cake yeast in a semi-formant state.

The drying process in its manufacture 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 Active Dry Yeast is designed for yeast-leavened bread and dough. The finished product will have the particular flavor, texture and consistency associated with a yeast-leavened product.


Honored with the ChefsBest® Award of Excellence

The ChefsBest Excellence Award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.


0 Calories - 0 Fat - 0 Sodium


Approximately 2¼ tsp. equal one ¼ oz packet yeast. Use a thermometer to determine liquid temperatures:

Traditional Method: Dissolve 1 package of yeast in ¼ cup of warm tap water (110° - 115°F). Add ½ tsp. of sugar. Wait 5-10 minutes for mixture to foam (proof).

Mixed Method: Blend yeast with flour and other dry ingredients.

Warm liquids to 120° - 130°F.

Bread Machine: Use liquids at 80°F.


Please refrigerate or freeze after opening. Use within 4 months after opening.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Yeast, sorbitan monostearate.
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  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp. yeast
  • Pinch sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (+ more for dusting)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  1. In large mixing bowl, stir together water, yeast and sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add ½ cup flour and whisk. Let rest uncovered in location slightly above room temperature for 15 minutes or until bubbles form.
  3. Mix in salt, olive oil and remaining flour until stringy.
  4. Knead mixture in bowl until batter forms, around 1 minute.
  5. Dust flat surface. Knead dough on surface for 2 minutes or until smooth ball forms. Cover with towel and let rest 10 minutes. Knead again a few minutes until slightly more moist.
  6. In clean mixing bowl, place ball of dough and cover entirely with light coating of olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 1 hour until dough doubles in size.
  7. Once risen, place dough on dusted flat surface and divide into roughly eight equal pieces; shape into balls.
  8. Use floured rolling pin to flatten each ball into ¼-inch-thick circle. Lift and turn dough to prevent sticking to surface. (Note: Keep dough circles covered with damp towel while cooking individual pieces.)
  9. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, then drizzle in olive oil. Place one dough circle onto skillet and cook for 45 seconds or until bubbles form. Using spatula, flip and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Repeat until all dough is used.

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