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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

in reducing this recipe I want to make. The recipe is for a 1 1/2 pound loaf and I want to make a 1 pound loaf. I have no problem with reducing flour and water, but the remaining ingredients are a problem. I am sure no good at math other than very simple math. TIA for any assistance.

1 1/2 lb loaf

1 c water

2 T honey

2 T oil

2 T sugar

1 1/2 t salt

3 c flour

2 1/4 t yeast

Basic setting, medium crust

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foodonastump

1 lb loaf

2/3 c water

4 t honey

4 t oil

4t sugar

1 t salt

2 c flour

1.5 t yeast

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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

Thank you so very much, foodonastump. I truly appreciate your kind assistance.

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chas045

This recipe is actually a good one for a math reduction, but since it is bread, a less precise adjustment would be enough.

You need 2/3 of each part of this recipe:

2 T sugar, oil or honey is the same as 6 teaspoon; you need 2/3 or 4/6 and therefore 4 teaspoons of these ingredients. 1 1/2 t salt is of course 3/2 t salt, and you need 2 halves of a teaspoon or 1 teaspoon (you probably knew that, but that's the math thinking.)

But back to the oil and especially the honey: not really that easy to precisely measure anyway so approximation will do. One usually doesn't reduce the yeast.

cross posted with foas.

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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

Thank you, chas045. I plan to make this bread today.

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