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    Question Oops, left my yeast out...

    can I still use it?

    I made a pizza crust two nights ago, and for some reason put the jar of yeast up with the salt and pepper instead of back in the fridge.  Will it still work?  Or should I get a new jar?

     

     

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    Amy it will still work as long as the expiry date on the bottle/can is okay.

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    Thanks CJ!

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    OMG - should I be putting my yeast in the refrigerator? I didn't know this!!


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    Yes, one the bottle/can is opened, it should always be refrigerated. Also always watch the expiry date on it when you purchase it from the store.

    When you want to bake bread, take it out a couple hours before you do. Even overnight won't hurt it.

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    I used to be a pastry chef, and we never refrigerated our yeast. We went through it very quickly, though. But my point is that it will be okay out of the fridge for at least a couple weeks if it was fresh to begin with.

    That said, I DO keep my yeast in the fridge at home. I find it lasts long past the expiration date this way.

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    Amy, there is a way to determine whether yeast is ok or not. Just put a teaspoon of yeast in a cup with a little water and a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and stir it. If the yeast is still alive it will begin to eat the sugar and the mixture will become frothy. Seeing that froth on the top of the mixture tells you it's still active yeast and ok to use.

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