different amounts for same type recipe
Was looking at some recipes for regular white bread, given names such as Old Fashioned bread, White Bread, Grandma's Bread, Nana's Bread and others that I have found on various sites,
What gets me is that each one has different amounts of ingredients. That has me confused, one says 6 cups of flour and 1 and 1/2 tbs of sugar, another would say 4 and 1/4 cups of flour and 3 tbs of sugar. Different measurements of water with different measurements of flour, some all purpose and some bread flour. Some milk some just water.
Why such a difference in amounts of sugar, of some in water, some in other ingredients? Do I just try different ones and see which one we like?
I used the one from the book Bread Baker's Apprentice to make rolls and forgot to add the oil, so after it had kneaded for four minutes I went ahead and added it and kneaded it for four more minutes (using the mixer), I am pretty sure that it was over kneaded, but it tasted okay. First rising was double size and second rising was also double in size; just not very sweet like we had had at our favorite steak house, fantastic yeast rolls.