There are no substitutes for yeast in bread that can produce the same fluffy, risen texture that yeast yields. However, baking soda is occasionally used as leavening in breads that do not require much rising, and it is a... More » Food Cooking Substitutions

Cake yeast is slightly moist, compressed fresh yeast. Because it doesn’t have a very long shelf-life, most grocery stores only carry active or instant dry yeast. More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

To substitute dry yeast in a recipe that uses cake yeast, use one package or 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast for every 0.6-ounce part of cake yeast. Cake yeast, also known as fresh yeast or compressed yeast, usually ... More » Food Cooking Substitutions
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Although it is recommended to use real, fresh lemon zest when called for in a recipe, acceptable substitutes include the zest from another citrus fruit, lemon extract or fresh lemon juice. For 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, s... More » Food Cooking Substitutions