I didn't realize that there are so many different yeasts in the market until I decided to make my own breads. I had a hard time converting the amount for yeast I should use for my breads. After a bit of researching, I found out the Bread Machine Yeast and Rapid Rise Yeast are sort of just like the same thing. I guess, it's just how they market it.
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There is a difference between the Active Dry Yeast and the Instant Yeast, Bread Machine Yeast and Rapid Rise Yeast. The Active Dry Yeast needs some activation by mixing it with tepid water. It has to be foamy before mixing it with the dough. On the other hand, the Instant Yeast, Bread Machine Yeast and the Rapid Rise Yeast can actually be mixed directly to the dough. One thing to consider though is that when you use the Bread Machine Yeast, you have to make sure that it doesn’t touch the water or any liquid ingredient in the dough. It also should not touch any salt too. I am not sure of the reason for this but it was specifically mentioned in the Bread Machine Manual. You can put the Bread Machine Yeast on top of the flour by making a bit of indention.
To make things easier, I made this Yeast Conversion Chart that you can download for free. If you want the PDF for this, you can click the link below that I have provided. If you are having a hard time downloading it, don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download here: YEAST CONVERSION CHART PDF FILE