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    Elisabeth Fredericksen

      Today, June 7, was warm and humid (we’re in another atmospheric river). I did not get my usual Modern Formula gluten strength. Google says that on warm, humid days, reduce the water content by 10%. Google also recommends using ice water and chilling the bowl and the tools. Do you agree with these tips?


      Elisabeth Fredericksen

      Katherine Kehrli


        I’m working on the Purist formula right now. The new version will duplicate the Modern & The Classic and I will of course include all the percentages.

        Then we can talk more together about hydration and some of the goals/targets I set regarding the formulas.


        Claudia Keene

          I’m interested in learning more about hydration.  I have been reading that the computation is water divided by flour.  On the original Purist recipe the identified hydration doesn’t follow that formula.  In the side you have the water at a 1.1 rate.  Can you explain how all this works?  Does it have anything to do with the high extraction flour requiring more water because of the non sifted ingredients.  Can you also include the hydration % in the new formulas?

          PS- I’m very impressed with the whole presentation for the first two new  formulas!  Thank you.

          Claudia Keene


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