This recipe uses fresh yeast. Most local bakeries sell it. When you make these loaves - slice and freeze them. Then simply defrost how ever many slices you need, toast them and spread with butter for a 'fresh out of the oven' taste.
Fresh, or compressed, yeast is beige in colour, firm and easily flaked. It should smell fresh; don't use if it smells acidic or if it is very dark in colour. It keeps in the refrigerator for several days, and also freezes well.
thanks for posting this. my book is in pieces and really wanted to make bread like mum used to make..thanks - 15 Sep 2008
id never used fresh yeast before,so wasnt sure if I ws getting it right it didnt rise for me in an hour it took 10 hours my kitchen is cold still the bread turned out fab! - 22 Mar 2012
Something else. easy recipe for bread, i made it. i used 200g sugar, and poured in a little bit of corn oil. i used two sachets of dried yeast in water with a teaspoon of sugar to get it all started. brushed with butter when baking to coat the tops of the rolls so they'd brown real nice. great recipe, thanks for sharing. - 15 Sep 2008