May 29, 2017

How To Freeze Yeast

How Do You Freeze YeastYeast has a short shelf life and once any package of yeast has been opened, it should be kept in the freezer. I always use the small packets and I find that using a butterfly clip, the kind you can get at an office supply store, is a good way to seal up the packet for freezing. A paper clip would also work. I snip off the corner of the packet, measure what I need, fold the open corner over twice and seal it with the clip. Then I pop it in the freezer. – Jenny Jones

9 Comments on "How To Freeze Yeast"

  1. Kristin

    OK- if you say we can freeze yeast, I will take your word for it. I never did, because in a very old “food chemistry” book I read, it said to NOT freeze yeast as it would kill the germ, it being a plant, and how plants are killed by freezing. I was never really sure about yeast, it being more like a germ than a plant (well, it’s both!) I have frozen it in the past but I think it did not perform as well as say, fresh yeast, but I could be “mis-remembering” have you noticed any weakness in the yeast post-freezing?

  2. Francoise

    I sent a question for you sorry I made a mistake on my spelling my English writing is not the greatest lol I love your you tube channel and love you and your recipe my husband enjoy the recipes his favorites are cinnamon buns he makes them himself now and the men couldn’t even cook a egg and now he makes your cinnamon buns lol thanks again Jenny 🙂

  3. Francoise

    Can you keep celery in a plastic container with water in it if yes how long will they last thank you Jenny I love your recipes and I love your sense of humor it makes cooking fun thanks again Jenny: )

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I’m sorry I have never stored celery in water so you may have to look elsewhere for an answer. I show how I store my celery in the “How To” section of the blog.

  4. Francoise

    Can you keep celebre in a plastic container with water in it if yes how long will they last thank you Jenny I love your recipes and I love your sense of humor it makes cooking fun thanks again Jenny: )

    • Lynn Robinson

      I always rinse my celery, trimming any bad spots, then cut most stalks in half and place in a plastic container with a tight snap-on lid with cold water to cover. I change the water every two days, keeping the container in the fridge. I have never had a problem yet. Mine usually keeps two to three weeks! I keep it in the fridge. I live in Dundas, Ont., Canada and our celery was selling for $4.99, so I didn’t want to pay that.

      Before cutting the stalks off the bunch, I remove the last three inches (as one piece with a sharp knife). From this piece remove one outer piece of the stock all around, and then put the remaking “chunk” left it in a small clear glass with an inch or two of water, which I change every few days. It will root and then you can plant it outside in a planter and it will grow a whole new celery bunch. Because I am growing it, I will have leaves on it, and as it grows you can trim off these leaves and use them in home made soups. They really provide another layer of flavour you will really like. But plant it in a container at least 10” deep and plant it with no other plants in it. Celery requires watering nearly every day, but it is worth the effort. Don’t get upset if the roots aren’t very long – it just takes a few. I have even grown them through the winter, with a small grow light! Hope this helps.😊 p.s. I have tried all other suggestions, but they failed. Good luck!!

      On another note: when I need to cut celery, carrots, or onions, (referred to as the holy trinity in Italy), I finely chop extras, and package the fine bits, all three together, and put them into small baggies and immediately freeze them. Then when I make rice pilaf I put an amount of this fine mixture in, add a tsp or two of liquid chicken broth as well. Cook to your instructions and you won’t believe how good it is. I also take large pkgs of lemons on sale, cut and de-seed, then using an old glass juiceing dish, collect all of the juice and pour leftover into ice cube trays, freeze and when frozen, place them in a container. Then you can remove just the amount as needed.

      • Jenny Can Cook

        Thank you for taking time to share this helpful information.

  5. Helen Swiatkowski

    Hi Jenny, I’m searching for the hint on how a keep brown sugar soft. Can you please tell me Thank you.

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