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Converting Bread Machine Recipes for Differently Sized Machines — 5 Comments

  1. Oh this is VERY helpful!
    My machine (Zoj) does 2 lb loaves BUT sometimes the 2 lb is too much. Sometimes my conversions don’t work well; but then there’s those 4 little things you added at the end vis-a-vis Salt, water, sugar, yeast.
    Sometimes it takes another person’s experience to make your own much better. You are pure genius! *grins*

  2. I have 2 pound zoj machine and I made a recipe that was 11/2 pound but converted it to fit 2 pound and it was so tall and big and it was a lot. Can I make a 1 1/2 pound loaf in my 2 pound machine???

    • You bet. I do it all the time. The only problem is that the loaf might be a little funny looking. I call them hippo loaves. One end will be taller and bigger than the other. It’s not really a problem though, it just looks a little different. 🙂

  3. Hi Marsha,

    Thanks for the great tips on tweaking recipes in different sizes, I wish I’d found them when I first got my Zo 5 years ago!

    Mat I suggest a slightly simpler way to run the math? To convert from 2 pounds to 1.5, multiply by .75 on a calculator (I use the one on my phone). To convert from 1 pound to 1.5 pounds, multiply by 1.5. Easy peasy.

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