When using an egg in my bread machine the recipe it says reduce 3/4 liquid by 1/8 of a cup. I'm no math wiz, can some one help?

By Ackerman from Vancouver, BC

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August 10, 20090 found this helpful

Pour the amount of liquid it calls for into a measure cup and then use a second measure cup and pour original liquid into the empty cup and fill it to 1/8 and throw it out.

August 10, 20090 found this helpful

If you're trying to reduce 3/4 cup by 1/8 cup, do this:

Measure out 1/2 cup, then add 2 tablespoons.

This will give you the exact measurement you need.

(1/4 cup is equal to 4 tablespoons, so 1/8 cup is 2 tablespoons)

August 11, 20090 found this helpful

Here's a few different ways to do this:

-To change 3/4 to eights mul top and bottom by 2. This makes it 6/8 then subtract the 1/8 equals 5/8

-1/2C would be 4/8 (mul top & bottom by 4) then add in 1/8

-Take a 1/4 C (mul top & bottom to make 8 - use x2 2/8) and only fill it half way that would be approx 1/8, then add 1/2C would be 4/8 (mul top & bottom by)

August 11, 20090 found this helpful

Hi, An egg is basically 2 Tablespoons, so if you deduct 2 Tablespoons from your liquid then you will have the right amount of liquid. This will always be the case no matter how many eggs you use.

Happy baking to you. jsham

August 11, 20090 found this helpful

Because bread machines can be really finicky about the amount of liquid, the easiest way is to crack the egg into your liquid measuring cup, beat slightly and then add the water until the total level in the cup is 3/4 of a cup then there is no math required.

August 12, 20090 found this helpful

Hi Ackerman. I do what "cleo" does, only I add 2 teaspoons of Real Lemon, lemon juice, then fill the measuring cup with water, the lemon juice makes a higher lighter loaf. Even nicer if you take out the dough after last rise, put in loaf pan, and bake in oven, no big hole to contend with. I use 2 bread makers at one time then I can bake 2 loaves, saving time and electricity. Happy baking!