Yeast cakes

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by shimmer, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. shimmer

    shimmer

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    I am hoping somebody can help me. I checked out a rather old cookbook from the public library today- something about Soups and Breads. A great many of the bread recipes call for yeast cakes rather than packets or measurements.

    Are yeast cakes still around? If so, where do I find them?

    Can I substitute yeast packets? Or measured yeast? Why or why not?

    I want to become a good bread maker, and some of these recipes were unique and tasty sounding. I just don't want to guess wrong.

    Thanks for your help. I saw the result today of Challah bread without eggs, and hate looking at sad bread!!!

    Shimmer :confused:
     
  2. momoreg

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