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  • Reduce mixing time by 10% - 30% and shorten rising time by up to 50%
  • Doesn't need to be dissolved in water prior to mixing, saving you time and money over active yeast
  • Perfect for making delicious bagels, croissants, donuts, and more

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Package Size 1 lb.
Type Yeast


Reduce mixing time by 10%-30% and shorten rising time by up to 50% with this Lessafre SAF-Instant Red dry yeast 1 lb. vacuum pack! This instant dry yeast, also known as "bread machine yeast", differs from active dry yeast in that it does not need to be dissolved in warm water before it is used, saving you time and, ultimately, money!

Versatile enough to be used in a variety of bread-making processes with sugar levels up to 12%, it can be poured directly into a mixer, mixed with flour, or added at the beginning of a mixing process. All yeast, which acts as a leavening agent, converts sugars found in dough into carbon dioxide, causing the dough to expand. This process is what helps give bread the soft and airy texture we all know and love! This 1 lb. bag of instant dry yeast is perfect for making delicious bagels, croissants, donuts, and more.

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    This item is Gluten Free per the manufacturer.

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    Lesaffre SAF-Instant Red Dry Yeast 1 lb. Vacuum Pack - 20 / Case

    4.9 stars from 51 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Great yeast sealed years bread vacuum bakery store packed conditions

    As a home baker who often uses sourdough instead of commercial yeast, it's taken me a while to work my way through this pound of yeast. I keep it in the freezer in a mason jar and the batch I purchased in 2011 is still going strong. I proof it every time but don't know why I bother, it's still fully active and producing great loaves that perform to standard expectations (i.e., dough doubles in volume in an hour).

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    This yeast is great. We use it for all our homemade artisan pizza's as well as our fresh baked breads. Very pleased with the quality.

    from Big Bear Lodge Posted on

    Great yeast to use if you need product to rise quickly. I was not sure it would work that way but it sure does. I am leaning towards using this yeast all the time.

    from Robin Huston Posted on

    Lesaffre instant yeast is a great buy. The package arrived with a great seal and the yeast was very fresh. We have baked several loafs with this yeast and they have all come out great.

    Posted on

    This is my favorite brand of yeast. Love the big package and it stores great in the freezer. The rise is very nice too. Will always buy this.

    from na Posted on

    Unless you can get a hold of fresh yeast, I think this is the best yeast on the market. No proofing necessary and it seems to be still potent after a year.

    Posted on

    This is a very nice yeast. It works well, is easy to use and the dough rises nicely. The price is right for the size and quality of the product

    from Floral Creations Posted on

    This yeast is the best I have ever used. My breads are higher and beautifully textured, no matter what kind of bread I make, and no matter the ingredients. The price cannot be beat. I can't believe I used to buy those horrible little packets of low performance yeast in the grocery store. I recommend this yeast as the very best.

    from Ruth Ann Broadbent Posted on

    This yeast works great! I use it for my breads and waffles and they come out perfect every time. Kept in the freezer you will get a year easy, if not longer.

    Posted on

    Nice rise, very clean yeasty flavor. Would purchase again.

    First baked item I made with Saf instant yeast was a tried and true challah. The bounce and rise on the bread was phenomenal and looked so lovely. Highly recommended yeast with fab results.

    Posted on

    This yeast is awesome! No problems with baking and goes straight from freezer into the dough. Didn't realize how much 1 lb. is and I have enough to last myself for a long time.

    Posted on

    This is the best yeast I've ever used. I do a good bit of bread making & baking, it's reliable and does a great job.

    Posted on

    This instant yeast always worked well for us - on our bread and pizza dough. Webstaurantstore seems to sell them the cheapest and they make great add-ons to our order.

    Posted on

    I have only ever used Lesaffre SAF-instant yeast for my breads! I love it! It keeps (refrigerated) for much longer than the recommended time frame and has never let me down!

    from JW Cakes and More Posted on

    I bake all the time and this yeast works great. It rises in a short time and it works great not only in bread and pastries but in naan, pita and pizza crusts. It rises beautifully.

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    I have been using Lesaffre SAF-Instant Red Dry Yeast for almost a year now. I am so impressed, it cannot compare to the packages. I use it in everything from sweet breads to pizza dough and honestly I have had not one catastrophe! This is a real feat to me as yeast doughs are not my specialty. I consider myself a practicing "yeast dough baker" this product is giving me a lot more confidence. Then again maybe it's my lucky charm!

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    The packaging was very carefully done. I ordered 25 boxes and every one of them was in perfect conditions. I've used almost have of them and every pack have been in perfect conditions as well. This yeast is great for bakery purposes. A most in every bakery!!!

    from Cargonam Posted on

    This is good quality yeast. This is instant or "rapid rise" yeast, meaning that in most applications, you don't need to mix it with warm water before addiing it to recipes. Great price.

    Posted on

    This yeast works great in my bread machine. It is so much cheaper than bread machine yeast and works just as good. Why pay more?

    Posted on

    This is great yeast! I h a very no worries that my breads will not rise when using this yeast. No need to proof, which is great for someone with no patience!

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