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 Post subject: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Can yeast bread recipes be doubled? does that usually work with yeast stuff? I never really stray from yeast bread recipes at all.

I'm thinking about making this recipe, but I want to make a loaf for me and a loaf for a friend http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/ ... oaf-recipe

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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:05 am 
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Yes, of course. I often double recipes because I freeze a lot of bread. For easier handling, you can mix all the ingredients, and divide the dough in half, let rise in two seperate bowls, etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:18 am 
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I double bread recipes all the time, but usually less than double the yeast. (I just let it rise for longer.) Granted, I mostly bake no-knead breads now so it's not really an issue since the rise is so long for those breads.

Good luck! That recipe looks good.


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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:33 am 
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I double recipes like this with no issues. I wouldn't double the salt necessarily - my standard no knead recipe is about 7 cups of flour to 1 tablespoon salt.


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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:37 am 
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I also double bread recipes pretty routinely; the only thing I might change is to not quite double the amount of salt. Otherwise, easy peasy!

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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:16 am 
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cool, thanks guys!

I almost never use as much salt as bread recipes call for anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:50 am 
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In one bread recipe I made before it said not to double the yeast if doubling the recipe, so you guys aways double the yeast?

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I often just make two batches - it's easier for my mixer to handle (or me, if I'm kneading by hand). But as Mihl suggested, you can just divide a double batch in two for easier handling.


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I don't add all the salt either, especially when doubling.


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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Maggie Muggins wrote:
In one bread recipe I made before it said not to double the yeast if doubling the recipe, so you guys aways double the yeast?


You can do both. I like to use less yeast than most recipes call for, so I usually don't double. If I decrease the yeast I increase the time for the second rise.


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 Post subject: Re: bread question - doubling recipes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:35 pm 
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I've cut pizza dough recipes in half and they've been fine, so I imagine it would work both ways.

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