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I'm making bread with yeast that's 2 years out of date.

(4 Posts)
VivaLeBeaver Fri 31-May-13 15:37:15

It worked. It was actually best before 2008 not 2010. So nearly five years! Bread looks good and its risen nicely.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 31-May-13 11:48:35

Ah, never thought about testing it first. Village shop doesn't sell anything as exotic as yeast or I'd have bought some new.

Breadandwine Fri 31-May-13 11:43:02

I would have tested it first, in some warm water with a little sugar (or fruit juice) and a dessertspoon of flour, all mixed together and left for 15 minutes.

Should be fine - I've made bread with dried active yeast that's been in the fridge for 5 years!

Be interested to hear what happens! smile

B&W

VivaLeBeaver Fri 31-May-13 11:31:17

What do you think the chances are of it rising? It's dried yeast if that makes a difference. It's currently proving.

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