l = (f + 1)n alpha baker needs beta help
I'm having a discussion with myself here regarding a formula I found to calculate layers in laminated dough.
l = (f + 1)n
L being # of finished layers, F # of folds and N being the # of times the dough is folded.
Seriously lacking in the math department myself it probably is a better idea to ask for help!
I understand the formula, but I'm uncertain as to where the formula starts counting. Here is my point: if I lock in the butter, which I wouldn't "count" as a "fold", I start out with 3 layers anyway, right? So... that will effect the total number of layers by an extra factor of 3... or am I completely nuts.
Or is it just as simple as this: one sheet of dough with butter locked in= one layer?
Thanks for helping me out
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