A Beginner’s Guide to Baker’s Percentages

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As a beginning baker, I tend to do a lot of Internet browsing for ideas. I skim Pinterest. Hop around Reddit. And search Google for recipes, techniques, and tips.

Time and time again, I come across baker’s percentages for recipes rather than recipes themselves.

At first, this confused me. I like a straightforward recipe. Give me the number of grams for each ingredient. Tell me how long to mix them or let them rise. And I’m good to go. Please don’t make me do the math.

But the more I learn about baking, the more I understand the value that baker’s percentages have to offer.


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