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Offline Persistenttiger

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old yeast
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:05:23 am »
I have yeast in the fridge that is 2 yrs past its best before date. I proofed some in some warm water + sugar and it has foamed up fine... would it still be okay to use? It's mostly been kept in the freezer, however I think it's been in the fridge for the past 6 months (I needed freezer space!).

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Re: old yeast
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 12:25:10 am »
Probably ok then if its been in the freezer for most if its life. Good excuse to try it and find out  :)
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Re: old yeast
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 12:58:21 am »
It's half full, so seems a shame to make it. Will make the kids a pull apart loaf to go with spag bol for dinner.

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Re: old yeast
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 01:54:38 am »
Good idea! What flavour are you going to do?
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Re: old yeast
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 02:26:09 am »
I had some shallots cut up in the fridge, so added some garlic and made that as a herb butter. Will sprinkle with some sharp vintage cheddar and/or parmesan too. If it does work I will make some dairy free (will use coconut butter) cinnamon scrolls tomorrow.

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Re: old yeast
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 03:06:23 am »
It sounds like the yeast is still fine, good luck.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 09:22:07 am by Aussie Brenda »

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Re: old yeast
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 06:57:45 am »
Turned out well! Can see I will be making pull apart bread a lot :D

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Re: old yeast
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 09:56:01 am »
i am sure it will be fine to make pizza PTT
i don't need a recipe i'm italian