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Hydration?

What do they mean when they say " 75% hydration" when giving the recipie?


audreyobscura4 months ago

It is a comparitive ratio, or bakers' percentage. Your total flour weight is alway 100% and then other percentages are compared against that.

Example

100% flour - 1000g flour

75% water - 750g water

3% yeast - 30g yeast

1.8% salt - 18g salt

Hydration ratios also indicate how stiff or loose a dough will be. A 55% dough will be a lot harder to knead than a 75% dough.

Best of luck!