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Yeast Conversion Table

Convert the usage of dry yeast to compressed yeast and vis versa

How many times have you tried to prepare a recipe only to realize that it needs to be converted from grams to teaspoons? Then after all of that the oven temperature is listed in centigrade not Fahrenheit. Do you need to add 10 milliliters of vanilla to a cake batter? If you're math-challenged, don't worry ggodcooking.com is here to help!

Compressed Yeast   Active Dry Yeast   Active Dry Yeast
Weight   Weight   Measurement
1 ounce = 1/2 ounce or 1 1/2 Tbsp.
1 1/2 ounce = 3/4 ounce or 2 Tbsp.
2 ounce = 1 ounce or 3 Tbsp.
4 ounce = 2 ounce or 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.
6 ounce = 3 ounce or 1/3 cup
8 ounce = 4 ounce or 1/3 cup + 3 Tbsp.
10 ounce = 5 ounce or 1/2 cup + 2 1/2 Tbsp.
12 ounce = 6 ounce or 2/3 cup
1 pound = 8 ounce or 3/4 cup + 3 1/2 Tbsp.
1 pound 8 ounces = 12 ounce or 1 1/3 cup
2 pounds = 1 pound or 1 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp.


Here are a few helpful hints when using dry yeast. Weight the yeast and place it in a bowl. Add the liquid heated to 110 degrees F., stir to distribute and let sit for five minutes to activate it. Add the remaining ingredients as directed by your recipe.

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