So Much Yeast, So Little Time
June 22, 2007 10:40 AM Subscribe
What do I do with all this yeast?
posted by maryh to Food & Drink (24 answers total)
About 6 months ago I bought a 2 lb package of active dry yeast at Costco. (I know, who needs 2 lbs of yeast? But it's $3 for 2 lbs vs $7 or $8 for 4 ounces in a jar at the grocery...) I bake a lot of bread, but most of my recipes are for slow-rise, low yeast breads, which has left me with about a pound and a half of leftover yeast. I know the stuff becomes inactive after a while. My stash is still good. So:
1) Any additional yeast heavy recipes for me? Food, drink, science projects welcome.
2) Are there any disposal problems I should be aware of? Is it environmentally safe to toss a pound of still-active yeast into the trash?