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The formulae for successful bread

In commercial baking they talk about bakers formula and that makes life so much easier rather than trying to remember a recipe with exact details.

I will give you an example of a simple bread formula using bakers percentage. In this the flour is Always taken as a100%.and everything else is taken in proportion to the flour .

  • Flour 100%
  • Water or liquid -65%
  • Active dry yeast -2%
  • ¬†Sugar 2%
  • Salt2%
  • Oil/fat-5%

So I were to put a weight on this I could say

  • Flour 1000g
  • Water 650g
  • Yeast 20g
  • Salt 20g
  • Oil/butter -50g

The method stays the same . Mix flour with water sugar and yeast then add in the water .add salt and oil in the end .

Proof once, then scale, shape  and proof again.

Bake usually at 190-200c for 12-15mins