Instant dry yeast, rapid yeast, quick-rise yeast - it has more than a few names, but put simply instant yeast activates quickly without needing to dissolve in water.
Introduced in the 1970s, instant yeast is milled to a finer level and dried more quickly than its cousin Active Dry Yeast. The key difference between the two is the dissolution - active needs to be dissolved in water to reactivate, whereas instant yeast can be mixed right in - as easy as it gets.
Deer Creek Malthouse doesn't traditionally sell baking supplies - they supply malt grains to breweries around Pennsylvania and the northeast US. In the age of COVID, however, they realized they have the grain supply chain in place to procure grains and baking products from small producers around the northeast, and started offering baking goods alongside their normal selection of brewing essentials.
- Bake any basic bread - focaccia, parker house rolls, english muffins, country bread, pretzel rolls, you name it.
- Cook up some yeasted donuts or waffles for breakfast.
- Mix with a Pate a Choux dough for beignets.
- Add to Deer Creek's Heritage Bread or Malted Pizza Dough mixes.