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What Is a Baker’s Ratio?

Pro bakers don’t work with recipes; they work with formulas

A scene of breads on shelves of a bakery
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Want to scale a baked goods recipe up or down? With most home recipes, this can cause issues. Now imagine you have a recipe for a loaf of sourdough bread, and you want to make 30 loaves, not one. This is done by converting that recipe to a baking formula known as a baker’s ratio. And once you know your ratios, you can make…




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