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Old 02-05-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Double this bread recipe?

I'd like to be able to use this bread recipe to make 2 loaves at a time, but I was thinking that 10 tsps of sugar would be alot? Is there any proportion? Here is the recipe:

Homemade Bread: Cheap, Delicious, Healthy, and Easier Than You Think - The Simple Dollar

and the ingredients:

1/4 cup milk
5 teaspoons sugar (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons butter (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 package active dry yeast (you can get yeast near the flour at your local grocery store)
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour (get unbleached white for your first attempt)
Corn starch or nonstick cooking spray (just to prevent the bread from sticking to the bowl or pan)

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Old 02-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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I only add a small amount of sugar to feed the yeast, when I proof it. I think the original 1 1/2 tablespoons is more than enough for two loaves, I would probably use one tablespoon even in the double batch. I'm assuming that you have left out an amount of water or other liquid from the above recipe.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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The only other liquid that goes in this recipe is the hot water used to activate the yeast.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #4
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I'm trying this recipe tonight. Seems to be working out pretty well. A nice rise and its in the oven now. I'm using a cast iron bread pan for the first time. I will post a pic later.
If I were to double this recipe, I would stick to the recipe and add the 10 tsp of sugar. You can always adjust later.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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Every recipe is different. There are probably some recipes that call for less sugar, but the one you are using calls for 5 teaspoons for sugar. If you feel 10 teaspoons is too much sugar because you are doubling, you might be creating a different recipe.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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I'd like to be able to use this bread recipe to make 2 loaves at a time, but I was thinking that 10 tsps of sugar would be alot? Is there any proportion? Here is the recipe:

Homemade Bread: Cheap, Delicious, Healthy, and Easier Than You Think - The Simple Dollar

and the ingredients:

1/4 cup milk
5 teaspoons sugar (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons butter (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 package active dry yeast (you can get yeast near the flour at your local grocery store)
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour (get unbleached white for your first attempt)
Corn starch or nonstick cooking spray (just to prevent the bread from sticking to the bowl or pan)



You've chosen to make a rich, soft sweet loaf. Stick to the recipe and don't alter the sugar.

If it comes out too sweet, I would suggest looking for another recipe.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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Recipe in cast iron pan.
Nice!
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #9
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Looks great!
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #10
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I'd like to be able to use this bread recipe to make 2 loaves at a time, but I was thinking that 10 tsps of sugar would be alot? Is there any proportion? Here is the recipe:

Homemade Bread: Cheap, Delicious, Healthy, and Easier Than You Think - The Simple Dollar

and the ingredients:

1/4 cup milk
5 teaspoons sugar (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons butter (or 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 package active dry yeast (you can get yeast near the flour at your local grocery store)
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour (get unbleached white for your first attempt)
Corn starch or nonstick cooking spray (just to prevent the bread from sticking to the bowl or pan)
There seems an excessive amount of sugar unless it's some sort of sweet bread. I usually only use teaspoon full in a lot more dough than this.

Don't double up on the yeast either. The bigger the batch of dough the less yeast you need (if that makes sense!). I'd still only use the one sachet if you double the amount of other ingredients. The recipe uses, at the most. under a pound of flour. One sachet of yeast will be ample for 2lbs of flour.
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