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A Packet of Yeast is...

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how much, exactly? I don't have those envelopes of yeast, but my recipe calls for "1 envelope active dry yeast". All I have is a big bag from Costco (we do a lot of baking!) so how many teaspoons is that? Or tablespoons?

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A 1/4 -ounce packet of active dry yeast contains approximately 2-1/2 teaspoons; the measurement will not be exact as yeast is packaged according to weight, but for baking purposes and for logging in your food log, 1-1/2 tsp is close enough.

It's usually 7 grams.


on the little bottle I have (Fleischmann's, I think) it says that 1 envelope = 2.25 tsp.

Hmm...I used 1 1/2 tsp of yeast in my pizza dough, and it rose ok, but not as much as expected. Should I try 2 1/2 tsp next time?

pickleberry is right, I have the same bottle and it is 2.25 tsp.

7g. I just checked and they come to 2 tsp and a bit, so 2.25 seems about right.

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