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Old 12-03-2004, 01:11 AM
Janet Bostwick
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"Kenneth" wrote in message
It makes more sense to me to do salt as you have, that is, as a
proportion (typically about 2%) of the weight of the dry ingredients.
I don't understand why we would want more salt in a super-hydrated
bread (such as a ciabatta) than in a bread made with lower

All the best,


Good point. I don't know an answer to that. Perhaps the rule was used for
traditional loaves and became a 'standard.'
I do understand that many recipes contain more salt than necessary. But in
this case, where the goal is to obtain large holes, perhaps less salt is
best given that salt acts as a kind of brake.