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yeast cake

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noun
  1. a small cake of compacted yeast for baking or the like.
  2. a cake or sweet bread containing yeast as a leavening agent.
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Origin of yeast cake

First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for yeast cake

Historical Examples

  • “Mother, I forgot all about the yeast-cake,” she confessed miserably.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock

    Eliza Orne White

  • Dissolve the yeast-cake in a quarter of a cupful of lukewarm water.

  • We tried all sorts of schemes to get rid of this yeast-cake nuisance, and finally adopted Harold's "curled bread" project.

  • Set it aside until lukewarm; then add a yeast-cake, or a cupful of liquid yeast.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for yeast cake

yeast cake

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing
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