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yeast cake

a small cake of compacted yeast for baking or the like.
a cake or sweet bread containing yeast as a leavening agent.
Origin of yeast cake
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • Dissolve the yeast-cake in a quarter of a cupful of lukewarm water.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • “Mother, I forgot all about the yeast-cake,” she confessed miserably.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • We tried all sorts of schemes to get rid of this yeast-cake nuisance, and finally adopted Harold's "curled bread" project.

  • She never once thought of the yeast-cake, for so many exciting things had happened since she left home.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • Set it aside until lukewarm; then add a yeast-cake, or a cupful of liquid yeast.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • 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

(mainly US & Canadian) living yeast cells compressed with starch into a cake, for use in baking or brewing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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