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Re: BREAD Digest V5 #40

karen@brahms.amd.com (Karen Black)
Tue, 18 Oct 94 11:57:33 PDT
Salt is used in bread recipes to slow yeast growth, and to "toughen" the
gluten web that captures the gas.  Too much salt, and you get a brick;
too little, and you get a balloon (which often collapses into a brick).
As I recall, you can decrease the salt content to ~ 1/2 tsp before getting
into trouble.

Good luck!
Karen Black