Baker’s Percentage Exercises, Part 1, With Answers

Express each list of ingredients in baker’s percentage.

The exercises without answers are here. The tutorial is here.

Exercise 1

  • 700 g flour
  • 386 g water
  • 50 g egg
  • 28 g fresh yeast
  • 7 g salt

Exercise 1 Answer
Total flour = 700 g

  • Flour 100% (700/700)
  • Water 55% (386/700)
  • Egg 7% (50/700)
  • Fresh yeast 4% (28/700)
  • Salt 1% (7/700)

Exercise 2

  • 2 pounds flour
  • 18 ounces water
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 0.16 ounces instant yeast
  • 0.7 ounces salt

Exercise 2 Answer
Total flour = 2 pounds = 32 ounces

  • Flour 100% (32/32)
  • Water 56% (18/32)
  • Milk 6% (2/32)
  • Butter 9% (3/32)
  • Instant yeast 0.5% (0.16/32)
  • Salt 2% (0.7/32)

Exercise 3

  • 500 g white flour
  • 250 g whole wheat flour
  • 250 g spelt flour
  • 700 g water
  • 10 g instant yeast
  • 20 g salt

Exercise 3 Answer
Total flour = 500 g + 250 g + 250 g = 1000 g

  • White flour 50% (500/1000)
  • Whole wheat flour 25% (250/1000)
  • Spelt flour 25% (250/1000)
  • Water 70% (700/1000)
  • Instant yeast 1% (10/1000)
  • Salt 2% (20/1000)