How long can you keep fresh yeast

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kah22

How long can you keep fresh yeast

I like baking with fresh yeast even though I appreciate that dried yeast is more convinent.

My question is about how long to store and how long can you keep fresh yeast.

I've been Googling and getting conflicting answers: it will store for up to three months in the fridge - it will keep fresh for about four weeks in the fridge.

You can keep it for a year in the freezer - you can keep it for six months in the freezer. (In each case assuming it has been broken down into individual packages - for me that would be 10 grams)

What would Delia Online advice be?

As always many thanks for advice offered

Kevin

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Lindsey, Food Editor

For kah22

Hello Kevin,

As you know we are huge fans of easy bake yeast and it’s been a while since we used fresh.

In Cookery Course (which was published some time ago) Delia said fresh yeast can be wrapped in portions and stored in a deep freezer for 3 months or in the refrigerator for 3 days. However it depends on how fresh the yeast is when you buy it so check the best before date when you purchase.

I would freeze everything that I’m not using within a few days, on the day of purchase and use it within 3 months.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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