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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
UPC Code: 017929159092

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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 SAF 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 SAF-instant yeast is perfect for making delicious bagels, croissants, donuts, and more.

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  • Gluten-Free


    This item is gluten-free per the manufacturer.

  • Non-GMO


    This item does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.

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  • Overall User Rating: Lesaffre SAF-Instant Red 1 lb. Vacuum Packed Dry Yeast

    5.0 stars from 110 reviews


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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    This is a reliable yeast. It has lasted in my refrigerator for over a year without loosing it's quality. I use it for breads and pizzas in my bread machine and for dough I mix by hand.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great yeast, never fails us. I like that the case comes with 20 individual pounds of yeast because I can pull what is needed for the day and leave the rest in storage.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Love this yeast. I mix it in directly with flour for making my yeast breads, cold everything, but this yeast never fails me. Great oven spring with it.
    This is such a great, reliable yeast. And, as a plus, it costs less than any other one I’ve found! I purchased this 1lb pack and keep it in a jar in my fridge. I’ve kept this brand for over a year before, and it’ll still work great!
    This yeast is the only yeast we use. We've used it for 10 years and will never switch. We use it for both pizza dough and rolls
    I have used this product many,many times in the past. It's the best product I have found and rising time is about cut in half. Above all my favorite. Price is definitey right
    This yeast quickly pumps up any bread or pizza crust. Quickly activated and a heavy lifter, and it gives off the delicious yeasty smell as it sets in warm water ready to help your dough rise.
    Lesaffre instant yeast is a wonderful buy. My students have been using this yeast to make pizzas and homemade bread. It rises fast and is much cheaper than purchasing the sleeves of yeast at the grocery store.
    Huge bag of yeast!! No longer worried about a yeast shortage after I got a pound of this. Once you open it, divide it between air tight jars. I keep one in the fridge and the other two in the freezer. Makes for perfect bread each time
    We like this yeast very much! Great value and taste, great price, highly recommend! For us this is the best choice for baking pizza in our pizzeria!
    This is fantastic, reliable, consistent yeast. Never fails to rise, no matter the recipe. One pound pack is plenty of yeast to make dozens of batches of dough for bread, bagels, pizza.
    This is a great yeast at a wonderful value. Make sure to store it in the fridge or freezer to maximize the life of the yeast.
    Lesaffre SAF-Instant Red 1 lb. Vacuum Packed Dry Yeast has been a favorite of mine for years! It's a quality that we've grown to love. 1lb packs are a great value compared to the tiny/individual packets you find at your local grocer. The yeast was delivered in a very timely fashion, and packaged well in a cardboard box, along with enough bubblewrap so it did not get punctured in the even that the box was damaged - which it was not. The brick of yeast was rock hard upon arrival, and is very fresh upon my opening and first use. I've made over 10 loaves of bread, english muffins and bagels since receiving this yeast, and the products rise beautifully, telling me that this yeast is above par, extremely fresh, and the best of the best. This is a great value for a great product! A+!
    Recently purchased a bread machine because my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease. Gluten free bread is expensive so I decided to make my own. This package of yeast makes it much easier to have on hand.
    I have been using this brand yeast for a few years now. It works great for any recipe requiring yeast. Does not need proofing, just add and mix. I make bread and have never had issues with it's performance. The bag is not resealable. I use 2 small jars that use good sealing lids for storage and dispose of the bag.
    I've been using this yeast for a couple years and it is the only one I buy. Consistent results, well priced and easy to use. Highly recommended for every day baking.
    Great product just like you’d get at the big box stores, the price is about the same but this gets shipped for free with the plus subscription. So it’s way easier for us
    Great yeast! Our go to brand for any of our baked goods. Only gave it 3 stars instead of the full 5 because we ordered a case of this and there were 3 duds in the case that didn't make our breads rise. It was an easy fix after we tested a few things. We realized it was the yeast and just threw out the rest of the package and opened a new one. This is a fault on the producer, not the supplier, however. Glad that Webstaurant carries this product.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry this product did work didn't work consistently for you. Please contact our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions.
    I've been using this yeast exclusively. I have had exceptional results in everything from sandwich bread, to artisan bread, to pizza, to pastries. It's my go to yeast and the price is great.
    We are very pleased with this yeast - no need to dissolve ahead of time and performs very well. Our bread rises well and tastes great!

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