Fresh Yeast (500 Gram)
- Slow acting French fresh block yeast
- World's most popular yeast brand
- Delivered in temperature controlled packaging
- Note: Item usually despatched in 1-2 days after despatch date
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A lovely slow acting yeast that will give you fantastic results and which we now use in all our classes and in our Saturday bakery. The yeast comes with instructions for storage. Created in 1895, l'hirondelle has been used by several generations of bakers, and is the world's most popular yeast brand. Delivery is by Royal Mail first class delivery. Yeast is despatched in a Cool-pac to maintain its temperature. Sorry we are not able to deliver yeast outside the UK.
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I shan't be keeping the yeast in the fridge up to it's use-by-date and instead will be dividing the block into 20/30g cubes, wrapped in clingfilm and frozen rapidly. Later I'll pack the frozen cubes into a freezer box. I've often frozen fresh yeast in this way and found it still works after 6 months of freezing. I defrost the yeast in the fridge. It often becomes runny but this doesn't seem to affect it working. I find the rising times may be longer after the yeast has been frozen but, if anything, this improves the final loaf. I generally use less yeast than suggested in any recipe and thus have longer rising/proving times for the dough. I'm firmly convinced that longer rising times lead to better flavoured bread.Read more ›
It has produced very good results in my bread, it rises well, and gives a good network of bubbles in the final product. It has never left a yeasty flavour in the bread. Much better than most dried yeasts, and an improvement on the best dried ones.
Very much recommended.
Later on in the week, I received a card through the door from Royal Mail. Now, here is where the problems start. My partner noticed that the card came through the door, but the postie did not knock first. Postie gone gone by the time partner got to door. Soooo annoying! Because of the problems of getting to the sorting office here and its opening times are till lunch time most of the week, I was furious with this!
I again emailed Bertinet office, asked them when it was sent by them, if it had been lying round all week in their oppinion at the Royal Mail Depot and told them about my worries about freshness. They said at this point that they also would be a little concerned about the time it has been left. Even though the yeast is in temp control bags, they said it should be fine to use, but just in case, are going to send me another early next week! It was even taken in to account that I had mentioned I was away this weekend. They did also add that they do not usually have any probs with the delivery.
I love breadmaking and I hate dried yeast. This product seems perfect for my needs and I am glad they offer this level of customer service to go with such a great product.
The Bertinet Company have really impressed me. I would any buy products from them again in a heartbeat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well packaged. Use by date was a day or two lower than expected though, but I've frozen and used since and the yeast is still active.Published 4 months ago by furrydave
It is so good to have some fresh yeast at last. Have used it twice now and the bread turned out great.Published 9 months ago by Richard
This Yeast is great value. We divided it up into smaller portions and froze them. When we're ready to make some bread, we just take out one of the portions and away we go. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2011 by Wayne
Cant quite understand buying fresh yeast in bulk. Asda, and probably other supermarkets are more than happy to sell it from their bakery counter. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2011 by Teresah
I was delighted to receive my yeast in good order, packed well and still fresh. I was a little surprised to find it originated from France the country in which I live but unable to... Read morePublished on 13 April 2011 by french Trudy
Arrived promptly, well wrapped and insulated. I froze half and used the rest over a one month period - it was just as reliable at the end of that time as it had been in the... Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2011 by Mrs. C. Hickling