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on doubling a recipe

PhilipG's picture
PhilipG

on doubling a recipe

I often use one of recipes from Bread Alone for Pain Au Levain. it calls for 2 cups of Levain, measured at 18 oz. Unfortunately this recipe only makes 2 loaves. I f I want to bake four or 8 loaves per batch, how do I figure the amount of Levain? Just doubling doesn't seem right, although I have enough Levain to do that. Thanks for a nudge in the right direction. This is a great forum. PG

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Doc.Dough

Multiply by N and you are done.