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Fresh Yeast?

Keyword tags: baking food yeast
Posted by jonners, June 8, 2010, 6:36 pm [Permalink]

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Does anyone know of anywhere in the centre of Oxford where fresh yeast for baking can be purchased? Palms used to have a limited amount, but now they've closed, I'm struggling to find some. Thanks!

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A posting on a website said Tescos supplied it, but that was two years ago. I always used to use fresh yeast when you could buy it from bakers, but that's not so easy now. Dried yeast is just as good when you're used to using it.

Posted by icarus, June 8, 2010, 9:34 pm [Permalink]

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Thanks, Icarus: I'll take a look at Tesco next time I'm out that way. I had been experimenting with dried yeast (Allinson's Easy Bake) before I posted my question, but hadn't been having terribly good results. Yesterday though, and inspired by your confidence in the stuff I had another go and, by making a liquid 'ferment' with it rather than just treating it as one of the dry ingredients (as the instructions suggest you should) I got an as-good-as-fresh result. Thanks again!

Posted by jonners, June 10, 2010, 5:01 pm [Permalink]

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Thanks also to mariaelena, whose very useful reply seems to have vanished!

Posted by jonners, June 14, 2010, 10:08 pm [Permalink]

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Palm's Deli in the Covered Market frequently has fresh yeast, and Taylor's deli sometimes does. Good luck!

Posted by DI Staff, June 24, 2010, 7:00 pm [Permalink]

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I get my fresh yeast from the Baker at Sainsbury's. He just cuts off from his block what I need for the week.

Posted by Bessie, July 1, 2010, 7:02 am [Permalink]

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DI Staff: Palms closed down back in March!

Posted by Socks, July 10, 2010, 10:30 pm [Permalink]

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