LighterSide at Ruskin & Associates The LighterSide Project
Ruskin & Associates
Solutions for Risk Exposure®


How much yeast to use when baking bread

The amount of yeast to use varies depending on your patience, the weight of the dough, the anticipated rise time, and more.

Proportion or Ratio of Flour to Yeast

One packet of dry yeast per 3 cups of flour

0.5% of the weight of the dry flour in the recipe.

Common weights and measures for yeast

A packet of dry yeast is about 1.25 teaspoons.

A tablespoon of granular yeast is 10 grams of yeast.

A teaspoon of granular yeast is about 3 1/3 grams

What changes the proportions when baking bread?

If you are not patient, use more yeast if the dough is heavier (with more water, or whole wheat or bread flours), or you have cooler rising temperatures and you want a higher or quick rise.

Personally, I would go with patient, cooler rises with long rise times (say...65 degrees fahrenheit, and 12 hour rise times) - this leads to full, complex flavors and breads that keep well.

Recipes - well designed recipes - will provide yeast proportions, and are good starting points. With bread baking experience, your changes (such as providing longer rise times, or adding in other grains), will provide you clues for changing the proportions of yeast.

I suspect that you know someone who is involved in the commercial world. You might even e aware of companies requiring turnaround or rehabilitation, that have suffered significant property losses and loss of income, or companies looking to develop or test compliance programs. That's what we do. If you hear of someone or some company which might need our services, tell them about us. Our website is:
This Page presented as a public service by John Ruskin - Loss consulting, operational and management planning for distressed or changing companies.  Check us out at ComplianceOfficer.Com
How to contact Ruskin & Associates
John Ruskin


Postal Mailing Address:

     mailing address

How to contact The LighterSide Project
Direct eMail to:


Located at:

Top      LighterSide subHome      Way Home...