Instant Dry Yeast

Instant dry yeast, also known as fast-acting or quick-rise yeast, is a type of baker’s yeast that has been processed into smaller particles and has a higher percentage of live cells compared to active dry yeast. Unlike Active Dry Yeast, which typically requires proofing or rehydration in warm water before being added to dough, instant dry yeast can be mixed directly with dry ingredients without prior activation. This convenience makes instant dry yeast a popular choice among home bakers and professionals seeking efficiency and consistency in their baking processes. Due to its rapid activation and fermentation properties, recipes often require less rising time when using instant dry yeast, leading to quicker dough development and shorter overall production cycles. However, it’s essential to adjust quantities or follow specific guidelines when substituting instant dry yeast for active dry yeast in recipes to ensure optimal results.