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McDougalls Dried Yeast Sachets Fast Action 8 x 7g

3.9 out of 5 (8)

6 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life over 3 weeks *

Suitable for vegetarians


Price per 100g: £1.77


Product Description

McDougalls yeast is perfect for all types of bread making, whether you are using a bread machine or baking by hand. Simply add straight to your dry ingredients. There's no need to activate in water first and only kneading and proving is required.
McDougalls yeast is suitable for use in any recipe requiring "quick", "fast action", "instant" or easy blend" yeast. McDougalls recommend Hovis Strong and Super Strong bread flours.
Since 1864. Fast action bread yeast. Perfect for bread machines.

Product Information





Store in a cool dry place.


See pack for full instructions.
Produced in a factory which handles wheat and gluten

Preparation and Usage

See pack for full instructions.

Country of Origin


Country of Packing



Premier Foods Group Ltd., Bridge Road, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs., PE12 9EQ, UK.

Package Type

Carton box

Other Information

Sachet contents are packaged in a protective atmosphere.


Allergen Information

Contains Sulphites, Contains Yeast


Dried Yeast (93%), Calcium Sulphate, Flour Treatment Agents: Ascorbic Acid, Alpha Amylase; Emulsifier: Sorbitan Monostearate.


Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

8 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.9

6 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

More success than failure using this

I use this when making various loaves in my Panasonic bread maker. Generally it does a good job with nicely risen bread and I'm pretty sure the only failures I have are when I've kept an open sachet for too long before using it up. My bread maker uses small amounts of the yeast so there's always too much in a sachet so I wish they made smaller packetss so there was less wasted

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

Really reliable

I find this yeast easy to use and produces consistent results for bread, pizzas and hot cross buns. I bake all my own bread - wholemeal, wholegrain, white, seedy, tomato, onion - so I need a reliable product.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Works great for bread and pizza

Good yeast, served me well for lots of bread and pizza dough. Doesn't seem to need the full 1.5 - 2 hours to rise either when you use warm water.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

3 of 3 found this review helpful.

Excellent - no issues with bread not rising

Have used this yeast in my Panasonic breadmaker many times with no issues at all.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

0 of 1 found this review helpful.

Bread maker loaves didn't rise

Using a Panasonic breadmaker, baked two separate loaves with McDougalls yeast but both loaves didn't rise. Never had an problems using Hovis or Allinson yeast so I will avoid McDougalls from now on.


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Life guarantee
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