The Fresh Loaf

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How do you figure out how much moister, by percentage, is in your dough?

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AbeNW11 (not verified)

the water by the amount of flour


e.g. 300g flour and 198mls (= 198g) of water = 66% hydration

198/300=0.66 then x 100 to get percentage = 66%

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AbeNW11 (not verified)

This is for a plain sourdough - Flour + Water + Salt.

If you make other kinds of breads which includes eggs or honey etc they have to be taken into consideration.