Fleischmann's Instant Yeast

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Does your recipe call for Active Dry Yeast? You can substitute this Instant Yeast! 

There are a wide variety of articles available online regarding baking yeasts, and substitutions methods. Some examples are below:

Some info from www.kitchn.com 

How Do You Substitute Instant Yeast for Active Dry Yeast?

Active dry yeast and instant yeast can generally be used interchangeably, one-for-one (although active dry yeast may be slower to rise). So if a recipe calls for instant yeast and you use active dry yeast instead, you may want to consider adding an extra 10 to 15 minutes for the rise time. If a recipe calls for active dry and instant is used, reduce the rise time by 10 to 15 minutes. Other than that the recipe can stay exactly the same and there is no need to make any changes.

Some info from www.thespruceeats.com

How to Substitute Instant Yeast for Active Dry Yeast

Instant yeast, also known as fast-rising, rapid rise, quick rise and/or bread machine yeast, is a clone of yeast with slightly different attributes than good-old active dry yeast. It absorbs water a bit quicker so the little yeast cells can get their machinery going quickly, enhancing the bread's rise. The dried yeast is also made into much finer particles, again hastening rehydration.

Instant yeast can be directly added to the dry ingredients without rehydrating or proofing first. Because the dry ingredients absorb some of the heat from the lukewarm water, you can use water that is somewhat hotter, 120 to 130 F, to make your dough unless the recipe calls for colder water (delayed rise). You can choose to proof this yeast if it is older or past its expiration date. Use some of the liquid for the recipe to do this.

Proofing: you can test the yeast with a pinch of sugar as it rehydrates. If bubbles or foam form on the surface of the liquid within about 10 minutes of adding the water (110 to 115 F) and stirring your yeast is still alive.

Substitution amounts:
  • Multiply the amount of active dry yeast in the recipe by 0.75 to figure out how much instant yeast you should use.
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) = 1 2/3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast = 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast