Hi, I've just bought a breadmaker and am dying to get to grips with it. I am wondering whether I can use my dry yeast, or whether it has to be the active stuff, it says something about keeping the yeast away from liquids but I activate mine in water.
Does anyone have any clues as to whether I can just plonk it in as long as it's turned on immediately or can I only use the active stuff?
I use Doves Farm Quick Yeast and put it in the bottom of my Panasonic breadmaker, then add flour, then liquids last (but the order varies from breadmaker to breadmaker). A friend of mine used the ordinary dried yeast and was happy with that.
You do need fast action or "easy bake" yeast, either it comes in a little block as in here or in sachets. Not that dried stuff that comes in a round tub like this, I was told in strong terms not to use that in the breadmaker and I think I even tried it unsuccessfully, in the early days of "brick" loaves . But I'm sure you won't suffer from those!