Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Spoon for Yeast

When it comes to buying yeast, I typically buy mine in bulk. And to be even more specific, I prefer buying the SAF Instant Yeast (for me, this yeast works like magic). After I have opened the vacuum sealed package, I then transfer the contents to a small canister with a tight lid that I keep in the refrigerator. I bake along happily using my yeast, until I come upon a recipe that calls for a "package" of yeast. At this point I am usually stumped trying to remember just how much yeast comes in a package; because you see I no longer have my original package from my bulk yeast which I'm sure gives the proper equivalents on the back of it. I always manage to find somewhere that 2 1/4 tsp. yeast is found in a small package. And no matter how many times this happens to me, I never can remember this particular measurement. But now, I have come across an actual "yeast measuring spoon". It measures precisely 2 1/4 tsp. This is really going to be nice!


Florence said...

That is way too cool. Where did you find it. I need to get one. Florence

Monica said...

Florence, I got my teaspoon at King Arthur Flour. If you click on the highlighted words in the post, it should take you right to their website.

Woman of the House said...

That is so neat! I love little kitchen gadgets like that.

Katie said...

Hi! I'm visiting via the Femina party and just had to laugh at this post because the *very same thing* always happens to me, too! I need one of those spoons.

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