Follow Us!

Red Star® Quick Rise Yeast

Strip of three 1/4oz. (7g) packets

RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is cake yeast in a semi-dormant state. The drying process in its manufacture reduces moisture content, giving it a longer shelf life than cake yeast while retaining optimum activity. When activated, it provides ultimate baking activity in all yeast dough- low sugar to highly sweetened breads. RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is a fast-acting yeast that can shorten the rise times for traditional baking. RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast designed for direct mixing with other dry ingredients. There is no rehydration required. Instant Yeast is not recommended for use in refrigerated or frozen dough baking methods.

RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast is available in strips of three 1/4 -ounce (7g) packets. Three 1/4 -ounce (7g) packets are equal in activity to one 2-ounce cake of yeast. One 1/4 -ounce (7g) packet contains approximately 2-1/4 teaspoons; the measurement will not be exact as yeast is packaged according to weight rather than volume. One 1/4-ounce (7g) packet is sufficient to raise 4 cups, approximately 1pound, of flour.


For traditional baking, RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast may be hydrated in 110°-115°F liquids or mixed with other dry ingredients if liquids are warmed to 120° to 130°F.


To use RED STAR® QUICK-RISE™ Yeast in a bread machine, use 1/2 teaspoon of yeast for each cup of flour and have liquids at 80°F liquids. For one-hour bread machine cycles, yeast amounts must be doubled or tripled; suggested liquid temperatures vary with machines.


See our Lessons in Yeast & Baking section for more information on Instant Yeast Usage, Conversion Table and Shelf Life & Storage.


Type your zip code in the store finder to locate a retailer near you.