Saf instant yeast

25 May

Have you ever used Saf instant yeasts?  There are several saf-instant yeasts in here.

Basically, This red one is for regular kind of breads, and the gold one is for breads contain high fat and sugar such as Danish pastry and croissant, the beautiful flaky layers is achieved by repeatedly rolling out a dough.

A Japanese zealous home baker , especially for perfect baguette used Blue Saf-instant yeast to make perfect baguette.  I wanted to introduce her awesome baguettes here, but unfortunately she deleted her blog when I looked up.



There is a reason that I bought it online is that one of my best bread friends whose name “K” strongly recommended to me to use this brand when I complained about the others which we can get any stores.
You can read the article of ” Active dry yeast vs Instant yeast “.

This instant yeast is the best! Thank you, K!!  The other store brand’s have a strong distinctive odor, which I really don’t like, however, the red saf-instant yeast have slightly the distinctive smell only when I used 1.4% red Saf-instant as to 100% flour.  I will recommend to use 0.8 % instant yeast as to 100% flour when you bake bread so that you won’t have the brewer yeasty odor.  The price is very reasonable as well.  It was about 8 dollars at Amazon. ( This package’s weight : 16oz / 454g  )


But, one thing that bothers me is this package.  Yes, it leaks from the bottom for some reason.  It was a completely vacuumed package with no leaks. It started like that as soon as I cut the top of the package.   I wonder if I am the only one have this problem?


The good thing is about this yeast is very active and rise very well with less yeast.  001


003 It is about 18cm tall. I made tuna sandwich for my husband.

At last, I am still eager to make a perfect baguette,and I want to improve my skills although I have to wait until I get a new oven. It has been for almost 4 years! LOL

Happy baking to everyone!

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