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Scaling Bread Dough

Barbarainnc's picture

Scaling Bread Dough

I'd like to know how many ounces to scale dough for the following breads:

Loaf of bread

dinner rolls

Sub rolls  (large and small size)


French Bread

Italian Bread


Thanks for your help!!!!

Ford's picture

I think this is much a matter of the baker's judgement.  I was not going to answer because I thought someone from the commercial area might be better to answer.  However, for what it is worth, here are my suggestions.

Loaf panned in a 5" x 8" pan -- 34 oz. (960 g)

Kaiser rolls -- 2.5 to 3.8 oz. (70 - 105 g)

dinner rolls -- 1.5 oz. (42 g)

baguette -- 10.5 oz. (300 g

Ford  -- 2912 oz. (82,553 g)

Barbarainnc's picture

Sorry, I didn't know what this is?? 

staho88's picture

2912 ounces is 182 lbs.  That's one big loaf! (no offense, Ford)

Ford's picture

You are quick staho88, and right.  It used to be bigger, but I have lost a little.  And, of course, no offense taken -- I asked for it.


Chausiubao's picture

Here's what I'd do:

Loaf: 500 grams

Rolls: 90 grams

Baguette: 400 grams

Pizza: 450 grams


Barbarainnc's picture

Thanks for your help, I just caught on to your comment, It takes me a little while!!! :) :) :)

BettyR's picture

it took me a minute to catch that one as well but I still got a good laugh out of it. :)