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Wendy

Another yeast question

Although I can buy fresh yeast, I saw for the first time in the supermarket, dried yeast for bread but it was 'beer yeast' would this be all right to use in sweet things or only bread?

Thanks

Wendy

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Nausea Bagwash

Beer Yeast

This is a new one on me. Where are you?

Originally, bfore the wide availability of yeast in the shops it was common to collect "barm" in a jug or bowl from the brewery. This was the crusty yeast froth which collects on the top of the beer during fermentation. So, effectively, all yeast was then beer yeast.

Incidetally when I was invited on a tour of Mansfield's brewery in the 1970s we were shown vats of Guinness with this froth on top and were told that it was sold as a by-product to make Marmite. Probably still is although Mansfeld brewery is long gone.

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Wendy

For Nausea

Live in Sardinia. Although fresh yeast is readily available, I was curious as to beer yeast. I didn't read the box properly as I was in a hurry. All it said was that it was for bread, I'm assuming it is 'collected' from the beer-making process. I will check on the package when I next go shopping. Intersting about 'barm' as I come from Manchester and we call types of bread rolls 'barm cakes'

Wendy

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Nausea Bagwash

barm

Yes, Wendy, I come from the Manchester area too.

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Nausea Bagwash

barm

Yes, Wendy, I come from the Manchester area too.

 
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