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Dough serving size

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pith's picture

Dough serving size

So how do you gauge how much dough you want to make? Lets say I want to make a loaf that will be breakfast for 5 people. Is there a general rule of thumb for dough weight and the number of people you plan to serve with it?

Chausiubao's picture

Our bakery makes French rolls that are single serving. We take a 550 gram baguette and divide it into four pieces, they're good sized rolls, each one weighs about 140 grams each, maybe you can use that as a baseline?

From a subjective standpoint, 4 ounces of bread per person sounds about right, which is slightly less then the rolls I just mentioned.