Baker’s Percentage

Baker’s percentage, also known as baker’s formula or baker’s math, is a standardized way of expressing the ingredients in a recipe for bread and other baked goods in relation to the weight of flour. Each ingredient’s weight is expressed as a percentage of the weight of the flour, which is typically set as 100%. This method provides bakers with a consistent and easily scalable way to create recipes and calculate ingredient quantities based on the desired batch size. Baker’s percentage simplifies adjusting recipes while maintaining consistent ratios, making it easier to understand and replicate formulas across different batch sizes. It’s a fundamental tool in professional baking and ensures accurate and reproducible results in the kitchen.