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#1 of 5 Old 09-12-2007, 10:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a jar of bread machine yeast that has been in the fridge that I just used to to start making bread in my machine. But when I looked at the lid it said it expired in 12/07. That is almost a year old! Does it go bad, can it make you sick? Or does it just not rise anymore after the expiration date? Just wondering if I should go to the store and get some more and start a new loaf or should this one be ok?

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Well, 12/07 is 3 months away!

You can test you yeast this way..

Testing Yeast:
Sugar is used in testing yeast. To test yeast: Add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the yeast when stirring it into the water to dissolve. If it foams and bubbles within 10 minutes, you know the yeast is alive and active.
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Well, 12/07 is 3 months away!
Yeah, was that a typo?

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The only excuse I have is, I'm pregnant!! Ha, Ha! Yeah that was a typo! Sorry ladies!! My brain is not working like is supposed to these days!

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yep, yeast does loose its umph.
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