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PERCENTAGES: BAKERS' PERCENTAGES

This guide uses multiple ways to convert decimals and fractions into percentages. In addition, this guides uses a uniform proportion set up that can be used with any type of percentage calculation that contains a whole and a part.

INTRODUCTION

This guide uses the same uniform proportion set up from the Percentages in Context LibGuide to calculate bakers’ percentage and the weight of ingredients in a recipe.

WHAT IS BAKERS' PERCENTAGE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Definition:

A method used to adjust recipes using a universal measurement with flour as the main ingredient.

Why is it Important?

Precise weight measurements are used to prepare food. Baker's Percent makes it easy to increase or decrease a recipe. Creates a common language for anyone to understand.

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SUGGESTED SETUP FOR BAKERS' PERCENTAGE

Since Bakers’ Percent is based on portion and converted those portions based on the flour, which is always 100%, then we can use the proportion set up from a previous LibGuide (Percentages in Context).

SUGGESTED SET UPS

Suggested Set Ups for Bakers’ Percentage

When You Have the Total Weight &

Bakers Percent of Each Ingredient

These two set ups are similar to the Bakers Percent set up mentioned above. Proportions can be used in a lot of scenarios.

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