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TheMuffinMaiden's picture

Converting A Roll Recipe Into A Loaf?

September 19, 2014 - 6:21am -- TheMuffinMaiden

Hi there!

My question kind of has a few sides to it so do bare with me!

I have this recipe for bread rolls and they are absolutely beautiful, the softest rolls I have ever tasted.

The first problem is the recipe is absolutely tiny, it uses just 100g flour.

It makes 4 really tiny but delicious rolls.

I have made a double batch before simply by doubling the ingredients and making 8 but if I was to make a full loaf would I be putting in too much yeast etc..if I simply multiplied the recipe?

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Emergency dough question

September 16, 2014 - 11:21am -- 108 breads

I am making a bread that calls for 24-hour refrigeration after four stretch and folds. The dough then goes directly into the oven. I actually only have time today to make this bread. Can anyone translate the 24 hours in the fridge to time on the counter? Should I just shape, let rise, and see what happens?

Please send responses ASAP. Thanks.

P.S. I feel safe among friends here using the words "dough" and "emergency" in the same sentence. Not everyone would understand that.


drash's picture

Striving for open crumb

September 13, 2014 - 11:26am -- drash

I'm on a mission to achieve a more open crumb in my loaves and the goal remains elusive - hopefully folks here can share their expertise and help me improve. Thanks in advance!

Here are some notes about my most recent loaf:

  • 1.5 kg dough
  • 68% hydration
  • 10% whole wheat
  • 10% triticale
  • King Arthur bread flour
  • Commercial yeast


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Ripe Test?

September 11, 2014 - 8:22pm -- katiecooks815

Hi All, 

I've been making pretzel dough (50% hydration) and everything has been going great. I follow the recipe to the T and it goes perfect every time. I had a problem the past two days and I can't quite figure out what I did wrong!


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