When making bread during Ramadan, I can't taste the flour. Is there a known ratio of salt to flour when making bread?

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    What about using a recipe? A good recipe should state the amount of flour and salt needed? – Stephie Nov 10 '18 at 8:16
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    This is sort of a matter of taste, too -- I like saltier food than my daughter, so I need to bake bread with less than I would prefer and then add a salty condiment or topping to the pieces I eat. – Erica Nov 10 '18 at 16:27
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    By "quantum", do you mean "quantiy"? I'm sorry but I can't actually understand your question. – David Richerby Nov 10 '18 at 20:51
  • Yes I mean quantity. Can you help me? – Marosh Fatima Nov 11 '18 at 9:57

There is no such way, because the amount you add is arbitrary. There is no special ratio, you just add so much that people will like the taste. The problem is, different people like different amounts of salt. For any reasonable amount of salt you choose to add, it will be too much for some people and too little for others.

If you are always baking for the same people (your immediate family, perhaps) you can find out by trial and error how much they like, or even get them accustomed to a certain amount over time, which will become their preferred amount. If you are baking for others, you just have to give up the idea that the salt will be right for everybody.


Most bread recipes calculated using a baker's percentage approach recommend 2% salt. That would be a good starting point. If you weigh 500 g flour, for example, 500 x .02 = 10. Add 10 grams of salt. You can then adjust from there based on personal preference.

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