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How to Reactivate Allinson's Dried Active Yeast

Bread & Dough

Allinson's Dried Active Yeast is a more traditional yeast and is only suitable for hand baking bread - but before you use Allinson's Dried Active Yeast it needs to be reactivated. We show you how to do this before you bake your very own delicious homemade bread. 

Note: 500g of bread flour will require 15g of activated dried active yeast. 


  • 1tsp Sugar
  • 150ml Warm Water (1 Part Boiling to 2 Parts Cold)
  • 15g Allinson's Dried Active Yeast

How to Activate your Yeast:

1. Dissolve the sugar in the warm water

2. Sprinkles in the dried active yeast and whisk thoroughly

3. Leave the mixture in a warm place until the surface is covered in froth - this usually takes around 15 minutes. 

4. Whisk again thoroughly and use immediately - this liquid mixture should not be used in addition to the amount of liquid in the recipe but included in the total amount.