Red Star Yeast is looking to make sourdough easier with its new Platinum Instant Sourdough, a first-ever instant sourdough yeast. This baking innovation allows home bakers to create an authentic sourdough flavor without the need for a finicky starter.

Platinum Yeast from Red Star is a unique two-in-one blend of instant yeast with natural dough strengtheners. These strengtheners help yeast dough achieve a consistently superior rise before and during baking to produce finished baked goods with increased volume and light, airy crumb texture every time.

Platinum Instant Sourdough takes Platinum Yeast a step further by adding a real sourdough starter that lends a tangy flavor to any yeast recipe. The Platinum Yeast strengthens the dough before and during baking to guarantee success while the rye-based starter provides that distinctive sourdough flavor. It’s a quick and easy way to “sourdough up” any yeast dough recipe.

Platinum Instant Sourdough is meant to add real sourdough flavor to any number of recipes, including bread, brioche rolls, pizza dough, and even doughnuts. It comes in 0.63 ounce/18g packets, with one packet raising up to 4 cups (about 1 pound) of flour.

The product can be purchased at supermarkets nationwide and at Red Star’s website.