Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Buy Yeast in Bulk

The little jar is almost $5, and it 4 oz.
The bag is 32 oz (YES! a whopping 2 pounds!), and DH bought it for me at the local Health Food Store for a little over $6, as he gave us a discount!
My tip, buy yeast in bulk and check your local health food store or small grocery store. They might can order it for a better deal than the jars or packs.
I used this stuff today and it was great!
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The Happy Housewife said...

Great tip, sometimes I am able to get a great deal on yeast in a 5 or 10 pound bag. I usually split it with a friend since yeast doesn't last forever.

Mom2fur said...

I'm getting into bread baking, and my husband likes my homemade pizza (recipe courtesy of Tammy!) better than pizzeria-style, so I'm looking into saving money on yeast. But I wouldn't use this more than once, maybe twice a week. How long does it last, and how do you store it?

Candace said...

Amazing! I've heard Costco has really great deals on bulk yeast too.

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BarbaraLee said...

Sam's Club has 2 of those together for the price of one. When I open it I stick in the frig. But this brand you don't mix w/water. You add it to the flour. My bread turns out nice.

Sonshine said...

I buy my yeast in bulk at Sam's. It is 2-1lb bags for $4.16. It is instant yeast.

I keep my yeast in the freezer as it will stay fresh longer there than on the shelf.

**Sorry I deleted my first comment because I had the wrong info. about the price and size of the yeast. Guess I should check before I comment! LOL

Caroline said...

I buy yeast in bulk also. I keep mine in the freezer and transfer it as needed into a smaller jar that I keep in the refrigerator. It really is a big price difference from the little packages in the grocery store and the bulk price isn't it?

GiddyRobinMama said...

I buy it at Sam's in bulk too and store in fridge. It is dry so you don't add water, but add it to flour.

I have found 2 things that i must do.

Warm it up in the oven with the flour first for 10 minutes.
And use a little more than the recipe calls for.

But that's just my 2 cents.

Cammie said...

Oh! see I buy this yeast at Costco, I always add it to the water like the recipe states...maybe that has been my problem the whole time...I always fail with bread. It is a much better deal though, I also store mine in the fridge.

Donna said...

Thanks for posting ladies!

I do what Caroline does. I keep most of it in the freezer and take out enough to fill the 4oz jar for the fridge.

Thanks for all the tips too ladies!

I don't have a Costco here and I don't have a card for Sam's but if I get ahold of one, I'll be sure to look at yeast there!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I just keep mine in a quart freezer bag in the freezer. It lasts indefinitely after opened and it works in bread straight out of the freezer!

Mom2fur said...

Okay, I see I can buy in bulk and store some in the freezer. I'm going to start doing this! We're going to be eating a lot more homemade pizza. Do you know, now it costs us $27 for two regular pies here on Long Island? (Probably most everywhere else, too.) Two homemade pies run me less than five bucks if mozzarella is on sale!

Lynn said...

I also buy mine at Sam's Club. It is the cheapest place to get it in my area.