Red Star Platinum Yeast Gift Basket Giveaway

I recently received a gift basket containing Red Star Yeast’s newest product, their Platinum Yeast. I cannot say enough good things about this yeast and have been repeatedly singing it’s praises.

It’s a premium instant yeast blended with dough improvers, which are commonly used by professional bakers. They help to make the dough more forgiving and give bakery-quality results at home, every time.

This yeast takes the guesswork out of yeast-based baking and you’ll never be intimidated by yeast again.

 

Red Star® PLATINUM Superior Baking Yeast – Professional Quality Baking Made Simple at Home

• Simple to use.  So forgiving it takes the intimidation out of baking with yeast.
• Strengthens the dough and improves dough tolerance to variations in kneading, rising, and flour quality.
• Produces consistent baked products home bakers will enjoy.
• Increases the amount of leavening retained in the dough.
• Decreases the risk of the dough collapsing after proofing or during baking.
• Increases oven ‘spring’ and the finished volume of the baked product.
• Works great in any bread recipe, but is particularly effective in producing healthy whole grain and sweet breads that are light, airy, and larger in volume.

Recipes I’ve used Red Star Platinum Yeast in, to date:

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Butter – If you’ve never made bread before, this is a goofproof, foolproof, no-knead recipe that’s perfect for the first-time bread maker. You’ll never have a need for storebought English muffins again, especially because this bread is spiked with cinnamon-sugar and raisins

Outback Steakhouse Wheat Bread {Copycat Recipe} – I tried a variety of yeasts in trialing this recipe and the clear winner is Red Star Platinum. 100% whole wheat breads are notoriously harder to get to rise, since wheat flour has less gluten than white flour, making it more stubborn. By using the Platinum yeast, my dough rises better, and the resulting loaves are rise lighter and less dense than when I’ve used other types and brands of yeast

Honey Dinner Rolls – Soft, light, fluffy, tender, moist and the dough has just enough chew to really sink my teeth into. They’re the absolute best dinner rolls I’ve ever had and were an ultimate hit with the family. I will make this recipe over and over, forever and I highly recommend these for Thanksgiving or any holiday gatherings

Cinnamon Swirl Bread – As close to a cinnamon roll as a bread can get and still be called bread rather than dessert. Rich, sweet, and light. This bread is for the cinnamon lover’s and is abundantly flavored with cinnamon, which is used twice in the bread recipe, and again in the cinnamon-sugar butter

Challah – Made using the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day recipe, this is a no-knead, ridiculously easy recipe for scrumptious challah. It’s light, tender, soft, buttery, and almost croissant-like in it’s fluffy. My Jewish husband said it’s the best challah he’s ever had. The recipe makes enough for two loaves; one can be baked immediately and the other half of dough can hang out in the refrigerator for up to a week, and when you’re ready for more bread, just bake it off. Don’t be intimated by challah with this goofproof recipe

One lucky reader will win a gift basket containing:

Red Star Platinum Yeast

A Platinum Yeast apron like Giselle is wearing in this video where she also discusses the yeast and shares baking tips and sugggetsions

There’s also a beautiful cutting board included, for slicing all the bread you’re going to be making with your new yeast

Comment below to enter the giveaway. Leave a separate comment for each entry:

1. What is the first thing you’d make with Red Star Platinum Yeast? Leave a link to the recipe(s) you most want to make, up to 3 links (or your comment will go into moderation)

You must leave a link to at least one recipe that you’d like to try to enter the giveaway. Let’s inspire each other with delicious links.

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Contest ends Tuesday, November 20, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

   

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    chris — November 18, 2012 at 3:45 am

    First thing I would make is a soy, dairy, egg, and gluten free bread loaf!!!!

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    Kristin — November 18, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I would make traditional Amish Friendship bread.

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    Nancy A. — November 18, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I would definitely make hot rolls! Mine always fall and get kind of flat! We love bread, especially hot rolls, but I end up buying them because mine come out flatish and I don’t want to serve them!

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    Cindy Brickley — November 18, 2012 at 4:42 am

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    Connie Wilkerson — November 18, 2012 at 5:30 am

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/rosemary-herb-bread/detail.aspx
    My family loves this bread. I love to use my fresh ground whole grain flour but it doesn’t rise as much with this flour. I can’t wait to try the recipe with this yeast

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    Daraya — November 18, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I would make homemade rosemary bread! :)

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    Daraya — November 18, 2012 at 5:43 am

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 18, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I’d be so excited to see if I could get a better rise out of any whole wheat bread. One that I’m already itching to make is these rolls: http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/herbed-wheat-dinner-rolls/

    But I’d also love to experiment with my classic baguette recipe, but with whole wheat: http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/2012/08/quick-baguettes.html

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    Molly — November 18, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I have a really old cookbook from my MIL, which has all these old-timey basic bread recipes. I’d make my husband a loaf of his favorite, the whole wheat. It’d be so fluffy.

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    Joan — November 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I would make english muffin toasting bread.

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    Stefani — November 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

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    Stefani — November 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I’m following you on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/metroplex_mom/
    And I pinned your challah bread, here: http://pinterest.com/pin/139119075960830575/

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    Stefani — November 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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    Brenda — November 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I make pizza all the time, so first things I would make would be pizza dough. http://fuelforthedistance.blogspot.com/search/label/Pizza%20Dough

    I also want to try making oatmeal bread: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/leftover-oatmeal-bread-recipe/index.html

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    Carolyn — November 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I would love to make your challah bread – looks wonderful!
    http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/11/challah.html

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    Debby — November 19, 2012 at 5:06 am

    I would love to try the new Platinum yeast in my mother’s sweet bread recipe that I’ll use for my holiday baking.

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    Debby — November 19, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I have subscribed to Averie Cooks in my RSS reader, NetNewsWire. Looking forward to reading about what you’re cooking!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 19, 2012 at 5:22 am

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    saniel — November 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

    brown rice flour pizza crust and vegan cinnamon rolls with tangerine icing. cant wait. thanks

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    shaunna@mamas13minutemile.com — November 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Cinnamon rolls :)

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    Cynthia — November 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I would love to try the Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread with Cinnamon Sugar Butter.
    http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2012/10/cinnamon-raisin-english-muffin-bread-with-cinnamon-sugar-butter.html

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