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Jan 22, 2009 09:52 AM

Halving a bread maker recipe?

I have a normal bread maker but the normal loaf is really big for us, takes us more than a couple of days to eat and by that time it's dry and crumbly and bleah. Would it be possible to just half the recipe and cut down on the baking time? Do I need to adjust ingredient ratios? How much do I need to cut down the baking time?

Here's the full recipe: (whole wheat bread)
4 2/3 cup wwflour
2 teas. salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 5/8 cup water (I always add a few tablespoons more during the knead cycle)

Baking time is 65 minutes. I generally take the full loaf out at 55 minutes though.


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