Newby Doughboy.....Lowest salt to salt free in a bread machine --- Looking for a Yeast to Salt metric
I found your site last night and did a lot of studying and reading. Learned a great deal on your very good website. Wife needs to be under 500 mg of salt per day due to hypertension and the only thing we really miss in our diet is bread. So I bought a bread machine (Sunbeam 5891) and baked the first loaf last night - no salt. Results exceeded our expectations! Excellent texture and the flavor was surprising good for lack of salt. This is going to be addictive!
My first success was a simple 1.5 lb white bread with no salt, run on the basic setting on the bread machine: three cups of bread flour (KAF), 1.87 TSP of Fleshman's Instant Yeast, 9 oz of warm water, one TBSP of sugar and two TBSPs of Extra Virgin olive oil. Next time, I will add 1 tsp of Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning or 1 tsp of Rosemary and 1 tsp of onion or garlic powder.
As one teaspoon of salt = 2350 mg., I want to convert receipes I find for machines bread down to 1/4 tsp or less. If I eliminate or drastically reduce salt, how does this effect the amount of instant (bread machine) yeast in the receipe? I know baking bread is a lot of trial and error, but I am looking for a metric that gives me a baseline of how much I should decrease the yeast. Any ideas?