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Bluebell
Jul 4th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Greetings everyone!

I have a question about Engevita Yeast Flakes: How long do they last for once they've been opened? I wanted to make a vegan lasagne which calls for yeast flakes. The thing is, they've been lurking in the back of the cupboard and the foil seal has been opened and I can't remember how long they've been there (used by date says April 2013). Secondly, can you make the lasagne without the yeast flakes. P.S. I hate cooking

Thanks everyone!

twinkle
Jul 5th, 2012, 12:38 AM
I say go with the use-by date. They don't have any instructions like "use within x of opening" on the tub and I've never had a problem with using them after the tub has been open for ages. Unless you think they've gone off in any way (e.g. they've clumped together or smell mouldy) try a little bit and if they taste okay I'd proceed as normal.

Second, if you really don't want to use them, sure, use something else for flavouring. Depending on your recipe (presumably the yeast flakes were to go into a white sauce?) I'd add garlic and basil, maybe a dash of soya sauce and a blob of mustard for vague cheesishness.

yo-yo
Jul 5th, 2012, 11:07 AM
yup I agree with twinkle re whether they're off or not.

when I don't have any Engevita in I use Marmite/yeast extract, it works in the same way. Or you could use soy sauce (only a little) and/or vegan cheese, failing that, just leave it out, it will still taste nice I'm sure, just not so 'cheesy'.

yo-yo

ps I am a bit addicted to Engevita....! I have it on toast, mmm yum!!

Blueberries
Jul 6th, 2012, 10:56 AM
ps I am a bit addicted to Engevita....! I have it on toast, mmm yum!!

It has taken me a while to come around to nutritional yeast but now it has its uses, I put it on garlic bread and in soup. Not quite addicted to it yet though!

yo-yo
Jul 6th, 2012, 11:50 AM
It has taken me a while to come around to nutritional yeast but now it has its uses, I put it on garlic bread and in soup. Not quite addicted to it yet though!

haha, yeh I don't quite know how it happened!! The other week I accidentally dropped a tub of it and half of it went on the floor. You can imagine the disappointment I felt :mad:

Bluebell
Jul 7th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Hi everybody!

Thanks for all your comments and recipe tweaking suggestions.
It sounds nice on toast! How do you do that? Do you just sprinkle it on or mix it with something to make it less "airborne"? (if that makes sense...:-) )

yo-yo
Jul 7th, 2012, 06:05 PM
Hi everybody!

Thanks for all your comments and recipe tweaking suggestions.
It sounds nice on toast! How do you do that? Do you just sprinkle it on or mix it with something to make it less "airborne"? (if that makes sense...:-) )

I just sprinkle some on, if the toast is still warm it kind of melts, but there's always a bit that goes airbourne!!

Bluebell
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I just sprinkle some on, if the toast is still warm it kind of melts, but there's always a bit that goes airbourne!!

:)