Instant dry yeast does not make any bubbles, it just dissolves when combined with warm water
The rapid rise yeast will foam a little
Most of the recipe when calling for dry yeast refer to active dry one but you can easily use rapid rise or instant yeast, the only thing different will be the time for rising.
Artisan breads or some other dough that need longer or overnight rise periods have to be made with active dry yeast, otherwise the flavors will not develop properly.
This time I used 4 cups all purpose flour mixed with 4 tbsp melted butter, 2 egg yolks and a pinch of salt (always mix salt with flour!!). Pour the yeast and add enough water (about 3/4 to 1 cup) and mix until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl. (each dough will weight around 14 oz after the first rise)
Instant dry yeast
Rapid rise yeast
It took 55 minutes for the dough using instant yeast to rise and only 42 minutes for the dough using rapid rise yeast.
Although it took 55 minutes for the first rise, just like the dough using instant yeast, the second rise took around 45 minutes.
Always grease the bowls you let the dough rise and cover with clear plastic.
I find it creates a better environment for the yeast then when covering with a tea towel, plus the top doesn’t dry out.
If you have more questions about yeast please leave them in your comments or email me. I’d be more than happy to help you.