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Lisa_in_Germany

Question about dough amounts.

I was wondering if anybody could help me in figuring out how to change a recipe to make the exact amount of dough that I need for my pans. I have two favorite bread recipes and want to scale them so that they will make either 1800 grams of dough or 3600 grams.


TIA,


Lisa

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Jaydot

Hi,


My "breadsheet" (link) does exactly that, though first you'd have to determine the bakers' percentages for your recipe.
I'd be happy to help if you like (but only if the recipe is in grams! Cups and teaspoons confuse me completely :) ).

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Dwayne

Lisa,


 


If you like you can post your recipe I'll show you how to do it.  Jaydot's spreadsheet is a good way to go too.


 


Dwayne

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Lisa_in_Germany

This is the white bread recipe that we like. It is from a blog called "Farm Girl Fare". I originally found the recipe on "A Year in Bread". I will try and do the honey wheat one with the spreadsheet although I have absolutely no idea what I am doing LOL
Thank you for your help.
Lisa



Farmhouse White Sandwich Bread
Makes 3 loaves, about 1½ pounds each


**Click here to print this recipe**


4 cups (1 lb, 4 oz / 566 grams) organic all-purpose flour
1½ Tablespoons* (17 grams) instant yeast
2 Tablespoons granulated or brown sugar
2 Tablespoons safflower oil (or your favorite neutral oil, or melted butter)
4 cups (2 pounds / 908 grams) warm organic milk (or water), about 85° F
About 6 cups (1 lb, 13 oz / 825 grams) organic bread flour
1½ Tablespoons (22 grams) salt

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Jaydot

Well, assuming my conversion of those wretched tablespoons to grams is correct, I think these would be the quantities you want.


Also assuming I pressed the right buttons in Google docs, you should be able to edit it, but it's probably best to download it to your own computer. You can enter any dough weight you want in the appropriate field.


Let me know if it works!


(Edited to add: it's "in dutch", so the periods and the commas are the other way around; we use a decimal comma instead of a decimal point).

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Lisa_in_Germany

Thank you very much, Jaydot. I live in Germany so the decimal comma is known to me. I will see what happens. Not sure if I will get to bake until early next week, though.


Lisa

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Lisa_in_Germany

p.s. Sorry, I forgot to translate the "wretched" Tablespoons :) ;)


I solve that problem in that I brought my American measuring spoons with me. LOL


Lisa

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henrysisk

have a clear view on how big your pan is from there you can estimate it...

 

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