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Definition of "tripple" rising in poolish

Jim Burgin's picture
Jim Burgin

Definition of "tripple" rising in poolish

I have a polish rising, coming up on 14 hours, pet Ken Forkish.

His book says that tripling the rise brings 1 up to 4.

Math says that to triple something you multiply it by 3.      1 comes up to 3.

Which should I go by?   Have I misunderstood Forkish?  

Time is of the essence. 

Thanks, Jim Buregin

Yerffej's picture


Worry not about this detail and continue on with the recipe, all will be well.


PetraR's picture

Do not worry about this, it does not really matter, even if it only doubles it will give you a great rise.

I go by the look of my starter/poolish and see if it is ready for baking.

Just do the float test:)

Put water in a bowl, carefully take 1 tsp of poolish and put it in the Water, if it floats it has enough air to rise the bread.