chemical yeast

Yeast is an indispensable ally for the preparation of a large number of edible specialties that are part of the cuisines of much of the world: different types are used, starting from mother yeast, through beer yeast and then chemical yeast. . Today we are focusing on the latter, chemical yeast: why is it defined like this? The same is given by the union of bicarbonate (usually sodium) with a starch (it is usual to use corn starch) to which cream of tartar is also added: generally it is used to prepare all those recipes where leavening must take place directly during cooking in the oven.

Use in cooking

Chemical yeast is generally used to prepare dough for desserts, focaccias or even pizza.


The conservation of chemical yeast can last even months, if it is always kept in a closed jar in a cool, dry place.


Baking powder is usually made up of baking soda combined with starch and, thirdly, cream of tartar or another acid.

Recipe list