The Fresh Loaf

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weight quesion

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richawatt

weight quesion

when I make a 1 pound loaf do i use one pound of dough or do I have to use more to account for weight lost in water when baking?

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nbicomputers

it depends on the dough but as a rule you will lose about 2oz of water per pound during baking  so 1lb 2oz will give you 1 pound loaf of baked bread