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Contents

List Recipes
Toolbar
App Settings
View a Recipe
Show Shopping List
Recipe Settings
Stages
Soaker Stage
Sourdough Stage
Final Dough Stage
Increase Starter Stage
Refresh Starter
Reminder Alarms
Editing a Recipe
Base Formula
Creating a Recipe Using Percentages
Creating a Recipe Using Weights

Main Screen – List Recipes

The main screen for the Bread Boss app is the list of recipes, both supplied and those created by you. The recipes with active alarms will be at the top, your recipes will follow in alphabetic order and the supplied recipes below that.

You can swipe to the left on a recipe to get a list of some of the actions to perform against that recipe for example Turn Alarms On/Off or Delete a Recipe.

List of Actions from Recipe List

Toolbar

Toolbar

  1. Getting Starter Guide   Getting Started – a quick overview on the app.
  2. Clock   Clock – shows you the current time and the list of alarms currently active.
  3. Refresh starter Refresh starter – shows you how to refresh your starter.
  4. App feedback Send feedback – launches your email app to allow you to send any suggestions or ideas our app email address BreadBossApp@gmail.com.
  5. Settings Settings – allows you to change major controls for Bread Boss.

Clock Clock

The clock shows you the current time and a list of alarms. The control on the left switches to night time mode, by shifting the alarms down the screen and only showing the time. This allows you to use the clock as an alarm clock.

Refresh Starter Refresh starter

Refresh starter

Enter the amount of starter that you have available and click on Done and instructions will appear to show you how to refresh your starter. If you want to increase the starter then enter the amount you need in the ‘Required starter’ field and click on Done and instructions will appear to show you how to increase your starter to this amount.

App Settings Settings

General Settings

  • Unit system – Metric, Metric with °F or Imperial.
  • Show tips – on/off.
  • Always show loss factors – on/off.  Plus loss factor (adds an extra percentage to the recipe to ensure that dough lost in the making of the recipe is compensated for) and Plus bake loss (adds an extra percentage to the recipe when you bake bread as you can lose up to 10% of the weight of the bread). If set on then then these loss factors will be visible in the view mode for the recipe.
  • Show all in final dough – on/off. The base formula (or final dough) is a powerful way to see at a glance all of the ingredients and stages in a recipe. If an ingredient is part of a stage then the amount will show as zero in the base formula but the actual amount will show in the stage.

Display Settings

  • Appearance size – Show text as small, medium or large.
  • View screen timeout – stops screen from timing out too quickly when making bread, defaults to 30 mins.

View a Recipe

Scroll the list of recipes and select the one you’d like to make. When you tap on a recipe it will be presented in View Mode.

  • In View Mode you can change recipe settings such as the amount and size of your bread loaves as well as control the alarms.
  • Note that if you want to change the ingredients and/or their proportions then you will need to edit a recipe.
  • Supplied recipes cannot be deleted or edited but if you want to change the ingredients you can select the recipe and then copy it to make changes.

Additional Actions in View Mode

Click on the … to get the list of actions available from the recipe.

View Actions

Copy recipe

You can copy any of the supplied recipes and create your own version or even something completely different. By copying a recipe you get to start with a working recipe and can make changes as you see fit. The recipe details are copied and the edit recipe activity opens to allow you to alter and save the new recipe.

Share recipe

Once you’ve created your own special recipe you can share it with other Bread Bosses via email. Clicking the share icon will convert the recipe into a .bbz file and attach it to an email that you can address to another user that has Bread Boss on their phone or tablet. When they receive the email all they need to do is click on the attachment and the recipe will open in Bread Boss.

You’ll see an image of the bread for the recipe followed by a detailed description. As you scroll down you’ll see recipe settings, dough making stages and at the end reminder alarms. Lets work our way down the screen.

Recipe Settings

Recipes Settings

Double tap on any label to get an explanation of what it represents.

Unit size – the weight of the dough.

Scale unit size – how large you want to make your bread. Note that the system of weights are controlled in the settings.

Number of units – how many loaves you want to make.

Plus loss factor – enter the percent amount that is usually lost during the production phase of the dough. This amount will be compensated for in the calculation of the total flour and will ensure that your final dough yield will be sufficient to scale all of your desired units to the correct amount.

Plus bake loss – enter the percent amount that is usually lost during baking. This amount will be compensated for in the calculation for the total flour and will ensure that your final dough yield will be sufficient to scale all your loaves to achieve the correct weight.

Total flour – If you only have a certain amount of flour then you can enter that in the Total flour field and Bread Boss will adjust the Unit size to best achieve the Number of units you’d like to make.

Total flour calculation

When calculating the total flour, Bread Boss will automatically round the amount up to allow for losses during the production process. For example dough stuck on the sides of bowls, scrapers and hands. Blobs that occasionally drop during kneading or development etc. If everything goes perfectly then your units will be a little larger than requested. If things do not go so well then you’ll probably still have the unit size you want.

Required starter – shows the amount Bread Boss has calculated that you’ll need to make the desired Number of units at Unit size. If you click on the How to make a starter link you will be taken to a web page showing how to make your starter from scratch, using wild natural yeasts and micro flora.

Available starter – allows you to tell Bread Boss that you have less starter than is required. Bread Boss will use the amount you have and insert an additional dough stage into the recipe. This will increase your starter to the required amount.

Variation – recipes can have variations designed into them to cater for different climatic conditions under which the bread is made, or for alternate ingredients. The supplied recipes have variations that work best for summer and winter conditions. You’ll have to experiment to find what works best in your part of the world.

Show Shopping List

Show shopping list

If you tap on ‘Show Shopping List’ you are presented with a list of all of the ingredients, their type and amount.

Stages

Following the recipe settings you’ll find a set of stages presented in the order in which they should be made. The following types of stages will be present:

Soaker Stage

Soaker stage

When including grains and various non-flour ingredients into bread, a soaker stage is needed. This allows the ingredients to soak in water, hydrating and softening the ingredients. For example when using kibbled wheat in your grain bread, it will need up to 24 hours of soaking in water to soften and fully hydrate. If you don’t fully hydrate it then the bread will have poor mouth-feel and poor keeping qualities. The grains also will remain hard, it’ll be like gravel – it could end with a trip to the dentist.

You can click on the How to make a soaker link to visit the page explaining the details on how all soakers are made. Keep the soaker covered at all times to prevent the water evaporating during the soaking stage.

Tip: Click SHOW NOTES to expand specific instructions ...

Screenshot_show_notesWhenever you see text like SHOW NOTES aligned to the right of the screen, you can click on it to expand or collapse a section with more details. For example to show notes for a stage.

The Soaking time indicates how long the ingredients need to soak before being added into the final dough. Achieving the Required soaker temperature will often require the use of warmer or colder water, depending on the temperature of the ingredients and the room temperature. Temperature is the most difficult to control in a home environment and hence the need for variations in the recipes.

Sourdough Stage

Sourdough Stage

This is an intermediate stage in the bread making process. The culture that you have started with (your starter) needs to be increased such that there will be enough to complete the fermentation of the final dough (or the next stage if your bread has multiple sourdough stages).

Use the How to make a sourdough link to visit the page explaining how to make a sourdough. You’ll use the ingredients in the recipe to make the sourdough. Adjust the water temperature to ensure that the dough starts at the Required dough temperature.

Once completed, cover the dough and leave in a warm location away from draughts and direct sunlight to maintain the target temperature. It will need to be left to ferment for the duration of the Fermentation time specified in the recipe.

Remember you can click SHOW NOTES to show you quick instructions for that stage of the recipe.

Final Dough Stage

Final Stage

Once all the proceeding stages have been completed you are ready for the final or bread dough stage. (The Final Dough is also called the Base Formula when editing a recipe. This is so that you can see from the Base Formula every ingredient and stage that went into making the dough.)

Making the final dough has two processes. The first is mixing the ingredients and the second is kneading the dough – or technically referred to as dough development. For rye breads (or breads with particular gluten proteins) dough development is usually not required.

Click on the How to make a bread dough link to visit the page explaining how to make a bread dough. You see pictures and videos to help you with the process of making the dough and baking the final bread.

Remember to click SHOW NOTES on the supplied recipes for a reminder of the list of the actions required.

The final dough stage can have several fields that include fermentation periods and temperatures, depending on the specific recipe. The exhaustive list is:

Required dough temperature: this is a target temperature for the completed dough. To get the optimum fermentation for the specific recipe the dough should finish development at this temperature.

Dough to oven time: this is a calculated value that shows you the total time from mixing the dough to putting it into the oven. This can be helpful when planning your start time or setting your alarms.

Bulk fermentation time: the duration during which the dough is fermented as a whole, before individual units have been scaled off. For example if you make three loaves, you’ll have one large dough that will sit in a container for the bulk fermentation time. If this time is multiple hours then you’ll need to turn over and fold the dough every hour.

Intermediate proof time: Once bulk fermentation has completed, you’ll typically scale off the individual units and mould them into balls, leaving them on your kitchen bench (covered with a tea towel) for the intermediate proof time.

Retardation time: There are two reasons for a retardation time. One is to alter the flavour characteristics and the mouth-feel of the final bread and the other is to assist in timing the production process. Some breads can have a long enough process time that it becomes inconvenient to complete in one stretch. By retarding (refrigerating) the dough you can draw out the process over multiple days to fit a busy modern life. After the intermediate proof, the loaves are moulded and placed into bannetons and then placed in your fridge, usually overnight or for strict recipes for the exact retardation time.

Final proof time: Once the units have been moulded and placed in the bannetons they need to stand in a warm, draught free location for the final proof time. If the recipe includes a retardation time, then the final proof occurs after the units have been removed from the fridge. If your oven cannot bake all the units at one time then you’ll need to stagger the time you remove them from the fridge so they are ready to be baked in a sequential order.

Bake temperature: This shows you the recommended baking temperature for the recipe. This temperature will also appear in the generated alarms as a guide when the alarm triggers.

Increase Starter Stage

Increase starter stage

When you have less starter on hand than is required for the recipe (given the size and number of units), Bread Boss will add an Increase Starter stage. Using much of the available starter you’ll combine the ingredients just like making a sourdough. You can click on the How to increase your starter link to visit the page explaining the details on making sourdough stages.

The Fermentation time is how long the stage needs to stand before being added into the next stage (usually the sourdough). Adjust the water temperature to ensure that the dough starts at the Required dough temperature indicated. Always keep the dough covered and in a warm location away from draughts to maintain the target temperature.

 

Reminder Alarms

Alarms

One of the most powerful features of Bread Boss is the alarms. Although the bread making process is not particularly difficult, it is very dependent on timing. Because you are working with a live culture of yeasts and other micro flora, temperature, moisture and timing are key factors in successful sourdough bread making.

When you have decided to make a particular bread and set the recipe settings (units, size, variation etc.) the best practice it to scroll down to the alarms section and if needed click on SHOW SETTINGS, make any adjustments and regenerate the alarms (individual settings are explained below). Note that all your existing alarms for that recipe will be deleted and new ones created based on the settings and number of units.

Alarms - Show settings

When the alarms are generated Bread Boss uses your starting time together with your preferred final dough start time as the starting point, working backwards to determine when to start the sourdough, soaker etc and forwards for the remainder of the activities. Once the alarms have been generated you can adjust them further to meet your needs, using the adjuster controls. Adjust all the alarms at once plus or minus days, hours or minutes.

Note that ONLY the checked alarms are altered. You can also use the check boxes to adjust groups of alarms.

For example suppose that you look at your dough during the final proof and decide that it needs another hour or so; just uncheck all the alarms using the check box on the title:

Alarm control

Then check all the alarms to do with baking the bread off and click the + above the hour to increase them all by one hour.

You can also copy, delete an existing alarm or set it as the first alarm, by clicking on the … to the right of an individual alarm.

Alarm actions

Important Note If you regenerate your alarms then all the existing alarms (including those created manually) will be deleted and a new set created based on the current recipe settings. So be careful out there.

With the alarms have been adjusted to your personal schedule, click on Alarms active? to activate the alarms for the recipe. A notification will appear in the notification bar of your device indicating the next alarm to trigger.

There are many settings dealing with the generation of alarms. Once set for your particular situation for a particular recipe you’ll probably not need to change them.

Alarm Settings

Preferred final dough start time

Enter the time of day when you would prefer to start making the final bread dough. The alarm are generator will attempt to align to this time.

Final dough prepare time

Specify how much time you need to prepare for making the final dough. This results in a reminder to start preparing for the final dough. A value of zero prevents this alarm from being generated.

Mix final dough duration

Specify how long it takes mix and fully develop the dough. This is needed to ensure the correct amount of time is catered for when determining the end of bulk fermentation.

Preferred fridge out time

Set the time of day when you would like to remove the first loaf from the fridge after the retardation time. When using the strict alarms setting this value is ignored and the exact retardation time is used to generate alarms to remove loaves from the fridge.

Oven preparation time

Specify how much time is needed to get the oven ready to bake the first loaf. This is usually dependent on your oven and how long it take to preheat. When you have a stone in your oven then you’ll need a longer time to preheat the oven.

Steam preparation time

Specify how much time you need to get your steam generation system into operation. Remember that you’ll want to have steam generated in the oven during the first half of the bake to ensure you get the right crust formation.

Actual bake time

Specify the total time it takes to bake one loaf. This is just the time from when the dough is put into the oven to when it is ready to come out. If you specify a time other than zero then an alarm will be generated to remind you to remove the bread from the oven. This is handy if you don’t want to set a timer or forget to set it. If the value is zero then no alarm for this is generated.

Full bake time

Specify the total time it takes to bake one loaf AND to bring the oven back up to preheated temperature. Baking a loaf and opening and closing the oven releases a lot of heat and you’ll need to give the oven some time to get back to full power before putting the next loaf in to bake.

Units/loaves per bake

Specify the number of units or loaves you want to bake at one time. In most domestic ovens one or two loaves will be the maximum, depending on the loaf size.

Alarms for

Select which type of alarms you need to generate. The options currently supported are Wheat bread or Rye Bread. This setting will determine whether the dough would be turned during bulk fermentation.

Strict timings for alarm generation?

Check this box if you want the alarms generated exactly as the recipe defines and only heeding the preferred final dough start time and the fridge out time if possible. If not checked then the preferred times are used even if it results in a longer retardation time.

The Regenerate alarms button will use the above settings, together with the recipe’s specifications, to generate the required reminder alarms for making the recipe.

WARNING: When you regenerate the alarms, all the existing alarms are deleted and new ones created. So if you had made changes to the existing set then those changes will be lost.

Editing a recipe

Editing a recipe

After selecting a recipe click on … in the top right corner and select Edit.

For copy or add of a new recipe you’ll initially start with the cursor in the recipe name field. Enter a unique name for your recipe. If you want to set an image for the recipe then click on the thumbnail image beside the recipe name and you’ll be presented with images on your device. You can select multiple images to create your own image gallery associated with your recipe.

Below the recipe name you can enter additional description or notes. These fields are shown in the recipe list and help you to remember what the recipe is about or any special requirements you’d like to remember to do before you use it. This is especially helpful if you are planning to share your recipe; you can enter information that would not be obvious to your fellow Bread Bosses.

You can scroll through the recipe definition, altering various properties for the recipe. They are grouped as settings and dough stages.

Recipe Settings

Some of these controls can also be changed from view mode, but here you can set your initial values.

Unit size

Used in conjunction with the Number of units to calculate the total dough yield or total dough weight. This weight forms the basis of all other calculations performed for the recipe. You can also vary this when in view mode.

Scale unit size

This display only field shows you what weight you need to scale each loaf, roll or bun. When you specify a value for Plus Bake Loss, the scale unit size is shown indicating the required weight for each unit to achieve the final unit size. When your dough is baked the final product will weigh less that the amount that entered the oven. This shortage is referred to as the bake loss factor and if specified for the recipe, will allow you to account for the loss by presenting the amount to scale each unit. You can also vary this when in view mode.

Number of units

Used in conjunction with the Unit size to calculate the total dough yield or total dough weight. This weight forms the basis of all other calculations performed for the recipe. You can also vary this when in view mode.

Plus loss factor

This percentage is added to your dough calculations if you are making large amounts and it is important for each unit to be a minimum size. The production process often results in loss, for example the dough stuck to your hands or sometimes dough that flies off when doing vigorous kneading.

Plus baking loss

This percentage is added to your dough calculations if you are making large amounts and it is important for each unit to be a minimum size. The previous loss factor field covers the production process loss, this field covers the loss due to fermentation and baking. When the dough is proving the micro-organisms are breaking down the various components of the dough producing carbon dioxide and other compounds, resulting in a reduced dough weight. Additionally the baking process causes the dough to transform lose weight. If set the recipe view will also show a Scale to size field indicating the unit size needed to achieve your desired unit size.

Total flour

The total flour shows the calculated flour plus the loss factor. This field would only be modified when you have a limited amount of flour and need to use that as the basis of the calculations. Modifying this field results in the unit size being altered to match the new flour weight.

Required starter

The amount of starter required for this recipe.

Available starter

You can enter the amount of starter you have and if it is not enough then an extra stage will be added to the recipe to increase the starter to the Required starter amount. You can add this in view mode.

The Variation shows you what the name of the current variation of the recipe is called. Click the … Copy to create a new variation.

Ingredient input method

You can chose to enter the ingredients as percentages or weights.

Base Formula (Final dough) and other stages

Base Formula

The base formula must contain ALL the ingredients of the whole recipe, including those ingredients that may only be used in other stages. When you look at the base formula you can see the whole recipe and what it contains. Stages will naturally sort to the top of the list, followed by flour or seed ingredients, other and finally water.

You can create your recipe in two different ways: firstly by creating all the stages and ingredients in the base formula and then copying the applicable ingredients to the other stages; or by creating all the stages and then adding the ingredients directly into the stages. Bread Boss will automatically add to the base formula any ingredient added to other stages, saving you time.

To create a new ingredient click on the plus in the stage title.

Add ingredient

Add the ingredient name and then tap on column with the heading ‘T’ for Type and if you are entering percentages tap on the % column to enter the percentage, if you are entering in weights enter the Base Formula Weight.

Ingredient type – this field defines how the ingredient should be treated in the recipe. The types have special meanings as follows:

  • F – Flour or seeds – flour or seed ingredients are the fundamental ingredient from which all calculations are made. All flour or seed ingredients are treated in the same way, regardless of the name. Flour must be consistent across all dough stages. Thus if you have ‘bakers flour’ in the sourdough then you will also have it in the final dough. You’ll see messages appear as you enter ingredients indicating any errors, don’t worry about these until you’ve finished entering all your recipe ingredients, then you can fix the details as highlighted by the error messages.
  • G – Sponge – a stage similar to a sourdough stage but instead of using a starter you are using yeast.
  • N – Non-dough – an ingredient that is used in a production stage but not used to influence dough calculations. For example the sesame seeds sprinkled on the top of a dough before the loaf is placed in the oven.
  • S – Sourdough – a stage where the sourdough starter is added to flour and water to leaven the dough to the point where there is enough leaven to add to the final dough. This can then be edited just like the base formula (final dough) stage.
  • T – Starter – a starter ingredient represents the initial culture to be added to a stage. Starters can only be added to a sourdough stage. Bread Boss automatically calculates the dough amounts such that the starter is again removed from the stage before being incorporated into the final dough.
  • K – Soaker Stage – this is a special stage designed for ingredients that need to be soaked in water for a period before being added to the final dough. Soaker stages can only be added to final dough stages.
  • P – Production Stage – a production stage is a convenience for timing other activities needed for the complete production of the bread. For example if you were making a Ciabatta or Pan Francese you need to prepare some water, olive oil and salt for a double hydration process. This can be specified in a separate production stage scheduled some time before starting the final dough.
  • Y – Yeast – if your bread is not a sourdough or you are just including a poolish stage then you can add a yeast ingredient.
  • W – Water – like flour, water is a fundamental ingredient and must be present.
  • O – Other – all remaining ingredients are treated the same and have no special requirements.

In bread manufacturing all ingredients are specified as a percentage of the flour weight. Thus if you enter a percentage value of 10 then the ingredient’s weight will be calculated as 10% of the total flour weight. Remember that the total flour weight is set in the recipe settings via the unit size and the number of units. Thus depending on the amount of bread you are making the weights will be adjusted using the entered percentages.

If you are converting a cooking recipe to a bread recipe then you need to ensure that you have all your ingredients expressed as weights. Thus you would need to measure out any volume specified ingredients and then weigh them. Once you have all the weights Bread Boss will convert the recipe to a bakers formula, showing the percentages.

You can press on the … next to an ingredient to get the actions available, for example delete it or add it to another stage in the recipe.

Ingredient Actions

The various stages have additional properties that need to be specified after the ingredient list. These vary depending on the stage.

Dough to oven time

The dough to oven time cannot be changed and is automatically calculated for you based on the other times set for a final dough. If represents the total time from when the dough has been made to when the dough will be placed into the oven for baking.

Bulk fermentation time

This is the time from when the dough is left to ferment in its bulk state, before dividing it up into separate units or loaves. Thus the it’s the time from when the dough has been fully developed (i.e. you’ve combined the ingredients and completed all the mixing and kneading) to when it is ready to be scaled and divided.

Intermediate proof time

This the proofing time from when the dough has been scaled and divided into units/loaves till it is molded and placed into the baskets or tins.

Retardation time

The time during which the dough is placed in a cool environment like a refrigerator to retard or slow fermentation. This is often used to allow sourdough bread making to be staggered over an evening to fit an easier schedule. Having a retardation period also alters the taste of the bread in subtle ways.

Final proof time

The time from when the units/loaves have left retardation till they are placed into the oven for baking. If there is no retardation time then the final proof is from when the units/loaves have been molded and placed into the baskets or tins till they are placed into the oven for baking.

Soaking time

The length of time that the soaker stage needs to be left to soak in water.

Fermentation time

For sourdough stages this is the total fermentation time from when the ingredients have been mixed to when the stage is ready for inclusion into the next stage, for example the final dough.

Required dough temperature/Required soaker temperature/Required mixture temperature

This is the temperature at which the dough, soaker or mixture needs to be for this stage. Depending on the conditions in your specific environment you may need to use warm or cool water to help achieve the required temperature.

Start before/after

For production stages you can specify a time before or after the containing stages is started that the production stage must be started. For example if you need to mix some water, oil and salt 10 minutes before starting the final dough for a Ciabatta, then select start before and set the time to 10 minutes. If however you need to fold in nuts and fruit into the final dough 1 hour after starting the final dough, then select Start after and set the time to 1 hour. Bread Boss will create alarms to remind you to perform these production tasks at the appropriate times, relative to the stage to which it belongs. You can include production stages into any other stage, including other production stages.

Use water temperature

This allows you to set a specific water temperature to use when making the dough.

Bake temperature

Enter the recommended baking temperature. This is for reference and will also appear in generated alarms.

All stages have two additional fields related to the production method:

Stage notes – Enter any specific details needed for preparing the specific stage. For example our supplied recipes contain the basic steps for making a bread dough, sourdough, soaker and starter etc. The notes can contain basic html tags for formatting. The following tags can be used

  • <b> to <b>bold</b> text
  • <br/> to break to a <br/>
    new line
  • <i> to <i>italicize<i> text

When you copy a supplied recipe you’ll see how this is used. You can just enter plain text and it will be formatted as a simple paragraph.

Override method link – There are links for making your starter, increasing your starter, making your soaker, making your sourdough and making your final dough. If you want to link to some other page on the internet you can enter the link in the following format:

text-to-display-in-view->web-page-url

For example if your method link contained:

“My blog about semolina white->http://www.sourdough
breadrecipe.com.au/sourdough/project-semolina-a-less-
sour-sourdough/”

Creating a Recipe Using Percentages

This is a brief intro on how to add a recipe from scratch.

  1. Use the + in the top right hand corner of the list of recipes to begin creating the recipe. This will actually create a copy of the Rustic White recipe so you have something to start with.
  2. Enter the recipe name, which must be unique.
  3. Enter the Recipe Settings of Unit Size (how big the loaves will be), Number of units (how many loaves), maybe allow 3% for Plus loss factor (dough lost during the production phase.)
  4. Select Percentages for the Ingredient input method.
  5. Now using the + in the top right hand corner of the list of ingredients, add all of the ingredients to the The Base Formula (Final dough). This allows you to easily see all of the ingredients that make up the final dough. The one exception is that the starter will only appear in the Sourdough stage as this is normally taken out of the sourdough before it is added to the Final Dough.
  6. Now add the stages, the sourdough stage will already be there but for example if you have a soaker, add the ingredient Soaker with a type of K – Soaker stage.
  7. Then select the menu … and select the action Copy to a nameofstage to copy the ingredient into a stage.
  8. Now scroll down the stages and make sure all of the ingredient and percentage amounts are correct.
  9. Save the recipe.

Refer to the section on Editing a Recipe for definitions of all of the fields.

Creating a Recipe Using Weights

When creating a formula normally you would use percentages to enter the ingredients. However there may be times when you have a recipe that you would like to recreate in Bread Boss and you only know the weights of the ingredients. The following steps will show you the best approach to inputting a formula using weights.

  1. Use the + in the top right hand corner of the list of recipes to begin creating the recipe. This will actually create a copy of the Rustic White recipe so you have something to start with.
  2. Enter the recipe name, which must be unique.
  3. Enter the Recipe Settings of Number of units (how many loaves you want), don’t bother entering Unit size as this will be determined by the weight of your ingredients.
  4. Select Weights for the Ingredient input method.
  5. Enter all of the ingredients and their total weight in the Base Formula. If an ingredient is in multiple stages then total up the weight amount and add this to the Base Formula, for example if bakers flour is 120g in the sourdough and 240g in the final dough, then add 360g to the Base Formula. You can fix up the amount in the stages later. We just want the Base Formula to contain the total amounts for the bread dough. Note that the starter will only appear in the Sourdough stage as this is normally taken out of the sourdough before it is added to the Final Dough.
  6. Enter the stages to the Base Formula, a Sourdough stage will already be there but if you have a soaker add the ingredient Soaker with a type of K – Soaker stage.
  7. Then select the menu … and select the action Copy to a nameofstage to copy the ingredient into a stage. This will copy the ingredient and full weight amount to the stage.
  8. Now scroll down and check the amounts for each of the stages. If an ingredient appears in multiple stages fix up the amount so that it is correct for that stage.
  9. Save the recipe.

If you look at the recipe in Edit mode or hold it horizontally in View mode you can now see the percentage of each ingredient of the recipe.

Refer to the section on Editing a Recipe for definitions of all of the fields.