How much is 3g yeast in teaspoons?

In this article, we will answer the question “How much is 3g yeast in teaspoons?”, and how to use active dry yeast.

How much is 3g yeast in teaspoons?

3 grams of yeast equal 1 level teaspoon of active dry yeast. This article includes a brief guide on how to use active dry yeast.

How to use active dry yeast?



  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 2 1/4 (.4 L) of warm water
  • 3 tbsp and 1/2 tsp (27g) of sugar
  • 6 1/4 cups (850 g) of bread flour
  • 1 tbsp (8g) of salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of canola oil

Pizza crust 

  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 34 cup (180 mL) of warm water
  • 2 cups (260 g) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5g) of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp (4g) of salt
  • 3 tablespoons (44 mL) of olive oil

Method 1: Activating dry yeast 

Pour the correct amount of warm water into a bowl

The amount of water you need varies with the recipe and the correct temperature to activate the yeast will be printed on the yeast package. As a general rule of thumb, the water should neither be too cold nor too hot. Water hotter than 110 °F (43 °C) will yeats the yeast. If the water feels warm to the touch, you are good to go.

Use the correct amount of yeast 

Stir the yeast into the warm water poured into a bowl. At this point, you may or may not add sugar to activate the yeast. Read the package instructions carefully to decide.

Let the yeast proof for 5-10 min until it foams

The brand and the temperature of the water determine how long will it take for the yeast to foam. If the yeast does not foam, it is dead.

Method 2: Baking homemade bread

Activate the yeast 

Activate the yeast by adding 1 packet of yeast to a bowl of 2 1/4 (.4 L) of warm water and 1/2 tsp (3g) of sugar. When the yeast becomes foamy, it is ready to be mixed with the dough ingredients. 

Whisk the dry ingredients in a separate bowl

Pour 6 1/4 cups (850 g) of bread flour in a large bowl. Then stir in 3 tbsp (24g) of sugar and 1 tbsp (8g) of salt. Make sure to save 1/2 cup (68g) to knead the dough.

Mix the dry and the wet ingredients 

Add 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of canola oil into the mixture of water and yeast. Pour this mixture, little by little, into the dry ingredients. Use a spoon or your hands to incorporate the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.  

Knead the dough 

Knead the dough on a floured countertop for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Use a dough mixer to accelerate the kneading but you can always use the pressure from the palm of your hands to stretch the dough and fold it back.

Proof the dough until double in size

The dough will take anywhere from 1 ½ hour to 2 hours o double in size, depending upon the surrounding temperature. The ideal temperature for proofing dough is slightly more than the room temperature. Cover the dough with a towel before proofing.

Divide the dough and proof again

Turn out the airy dough onto a floured surface and punch it in the center to release the air. Divide the dough into two loaves. Shape the loaves, place them on a baking tray, cover with a towel and allow to proof for 1 ½ hour. Place the tray somewhere warm to promote the proofing.


When the loaves have doubled in size, transfer them to a preheated oven and bake at 375 °F (191 °C) for 30-35 minutes. The loaves are ready when a golden crust forms or the bread sounds hollow when tapped at its bottom.

Method 3: Making pizza crust at home

Activate the yeast 

Add 1 packet of active dry yeast to 34 cup (180 mL) of warm water. Stir to dissolve and wait until the yeast becomes foamy.

Mix the dry ingredients 

In a large bowl, pour 2 cups (260 g) of all-purpose flour. Then stir in 1 tsp (5g) of sugar and 3/4 tsp (4g) of salt. Mix well.

Mix the dry and liquid ingredients 

Pour the yeast mixture, plus 3 tablespoons (44 mL) of olive oil into the dry mixture. Mix until a sloppy dough forms. Then turn out the dough onto a floured countertop and knead until soft, and elastic. Alternatively, use a mixer with a dough hook to speed things up.

Let the dough rise 

Let the dough rise and double in size. Cover the dough with a towel and place it somewhere warm to promote fermentation.

Spread the dough and add the toppings

Roll out the dough until a dough circle of about  12 inch (1.3 cm) thickness is formed. Spread tomato sauce across the dough, add cheese and your favorite toppings and spices.


Bake the pizza at 450 °F (232 °C) for 10-15 minutes or until a golden-brown crust is formed.

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In this article, we answered the question “How much is 3g yeast in teaspoons?”, and how to use active dry yeast.