If you cannot find fresh yeast, you may substitute is with 7g dried active yeast.
Ciao Alida, thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! I liked the look of this one and tried it out for the first time yesterday. Easily the best bread I have ever tasted. My Son, who despises brown bread, wolfed three slices with butter before it had cooled down. I cut back slightly from 25 to 20g of Allinson dried active yeast, followed your recipe, and baked for an additional 5 minutes. I used Tesco's own brand strong brown flour. Using this amount of yeast is probably what made the bread so light - I laid out 2 half-baguette sized sausages of dough to 'rest', and they expanded to about three times their original volume. The result was an amazingly light, slightly crusty loaf that tastes so good that I'm nervous my next batch won't live up to this one! Honestly, don't be put off by the amount of yeast - If you like bread, you have to try this recipe. - 18 Feb 2014
Hmm, I haven't made the recipe but I think there is a potential problem with the amount of yeast being specified: 25g - really? One pack of instant dried yeast is 7g; 25g is 4 packs. Perhaps you mean a different type of yeast, maybe the fresh stuff? - 10 Oct 2012