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Old 01-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Doubling a Bread Recipe

If I want to double a bread recipe to make 2 loaves instead of 1 - do I need to double the yeast, also (to about 4 tsps vs. 2 tbsps for one loaf, which is standard) or will the 2 tbsps be sufficient?

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Old 01-16-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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You double all the ingriedients.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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You also should double the kneading time.

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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You also should double the kneading time.

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I would be careful with that advice. Bread dough will toughen up with excessive kneading, and you could end up with a dense bread. I would only knead long enough for the dough to pass the "spring back" test. Press two fingers into the dough about 3/4" deep, and if the dimple springs back, it's kneaded enough. Soft and elastic like a baby's bottom is how I was taught.
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You also should double the kneading time.

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Like JoeV said, that develops gluten making a "rubberier" dough.
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"rubberier"
Is that a real word or did you just make that up?
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rub·ber·y (rŭb'ə-rē) Pronunciation Key
adj. rub·ber·i·er , rub·ber·i·est
Of or resembling rubber; elastic.
I guess it is.
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I would be careful with that advice. Bread dough will toughen up with excessive kneading, and you could end up with a dense bread. I would only knead long enough for the dough to pass the "spring back" test. Press two fingers into the dough about 3/4" deep, and if the dimple springs back, it's kneaded enough. Soft and elastic like a baby's bottom is how I was taught.
The source for my advice is Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book, p. 37: "If you want to make two [loaves], double all the measurements and the kneading time." However, I agree that an experienced baker will rely on other factors to determine when the dough is sufficiently kneaded.

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Is that a real word or did you just make that up?
I believe it is part of Tatt's unique lexicon.
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