a small cake of compacted yeast for baking or the like.
a cake or sweet bread containing yeast as a leavening agent.
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How to use yeast cake in a sentence
Dissolve the yeast cake and add it to the milk and a sufficient amount of the flour to make a sponge.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
One pint flour, yeast cake; make a batter over night with warm milk and set it to rise.Margaret Brown's French Cookery Book | Margaret Brown
Use one and one-half cups of this mixture in place of the yeast cake.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
Another Biddy, engaged by a friend of ours, having to make a yeast-cake, put it under her bed-clothes 'just to plump it a bit.'Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
As soon as I do, you can run right down for the yeast-cake, and this time I am sure you will not stop on the way.Peggy in Her Blue Frock | Eliza Orne White
British Dictionary definitions for yeast cake
mainly US and Canadian living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing
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