Active Dry Yeast

Active dry yeast is a type of yeast utilized as a leavening agent in baking. Derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, it prompts dough to rise by fermenting sugars and producing carbon dioxide gas. Unlike instant yeast, active dry yeast necessitates proofing – it’s dissolved in warm water with sugar to activate it. Once the mixture becomes frothy, it’s integrated into the recipe. This yeast is a staple in bread and pastry making, requiring a bit more time and attention due to the proofing step, but offering extended shelf life and versatility in various baked goods.