Product Type: Doves Farm Baking & Ingredients
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Doves Farm Quick Yeast
Member Name: poppyjoe
Doves Farm Quick Yeast
Advantages: Good value for money, easy to measure teaspoon values
Disadvantages: May go off before you use it all
Doves Farm produces a range of baking and bread making products including their quick yeast. This yeast comes in a little bright orange bag of 125g and the packaging and logo are modern and eye catching. Many dried yeasts come in little individual sachets ideal to add to a certain volume of flour however this little packet means it is ideal to use with a bread maker where the volumes of yeast are giving in teaspoons.
The yeast offers excellent value for money retailing at 99p in tesco. I bought this packet when I first got my bread maker almost two months ago and I am only now nearing the end of the packet. Once opened it states it is best used within two months so ideal for regular bread makers but this does have a huge downside if you are an occasional bread maker so may be false economy for some.
The packet is easy to open without tearing and there is a resealable tab on it as well however this quickly looses its stickyness and I had to put a little bit of tape on it but that did the trick. This yeast is ideal for hand baking as well as for use in bread machines. I did try hand baking with this yeast twice. Once following the quick bread recipe on the packet which wasn't really a success but I think that was due to the recipe only giving 25 minutes rising time before baking. The second time I followed the Delia method and the bread was very good, nice and light and fluffy so the yeast was clearly doing its job.
However I use this yeast every day in my breadmaker and I have never been disappointed. I have made bread, rolls and pizza bases with this yeast and each time the bread has risen nicely with lovely air whole in the soft dough. The yeast itself are like little granules, almost little grains of sand and there is a yeasty smell when you open the packet, this smell appears to get stronger the older the yeast is.
I really can't fault this yeast as it suits my needs perfectly however for those who only use yeast occasionally are not like to use the yeast quickly enough before it starts to be less effective.
Summary: Doves Farm produces excellent quality yeast.
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