Weighing The Ingredients: No-Knead Whole Grain Baguette Buns With Extra Sourdough Kick

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In this post, we’ll go through the method for using a kitchen scale to measure in flour and other ingredients, which some readers, especially outside the U.S., have said they prefer.  A complete weight-equivalent chart is found in our second book, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes A Day. In this recipe, I used these weight equivalents for scoop-and-swept cup measures:

1 cup white all-purpose flour:  5 ounces (140 grams)

1 cup whole wheat flour:  4.5 ounces (130 grams)

1 cup water:  8 ounces (225 grams)

Most home scales aren’t accurate enough to weigh small quantities of yeast and salt for single recipes.

And of course these baguette buns are no-knead– none of our doughs requires kneading.  They’re made a little differently than the ones in The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, being cut from a baguette-shaped cylinder, which gives the buns crusty little edges that will impress your guests.  They’re incredibly easy to make from any of the lean stored doughs that you already have in your fridge, mixed up from our book… Continue reading