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Offline DanCole42

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Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« on: July 16, 2011, 12:17:00 PM »
I'm a huge Reinhart fan (as I'm sure are many on this board!), and I love his book, "American Pie." My biggest complaint, though, is the absence of weight measures for most of the ingredients, and a complete absence of baker's percentages.

I've done the work and converted every dough recipe in the book to baker's percentages, and put them all into a spreadsheet. It tells you how much flour you need per pie, a calculator for making any number of pies, and the associated percentages. All measurements are in grams. It also includes a separate sheet than can be used to substitute a 1:1 wild yeast starter, in any amount, for the instant yeast in any of the recipes, excluding the focaccia col formaggio.

I'd love to make this resource available to everyone (if only so I can get someone to check my math  ;D), but would that be tantamount to posting the recipes online, and therefore a bit of a copyright infringement?

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 12:42:35 PM »
Dan,

If you do a forum search you will find baker's percent versions of many of Peter Reinhart's recipes, including some from his book American Pie, some from his earlier books on bread making, and some from Pizza Quest at Forno Bravo. A few examples are these: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,8100.0.html, http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13442.0.html, http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,8143.msg70018.html#msg70018, http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13320.0.html, and http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13037.0.html. All of the conversions I did were based on the conversion data embodied in the various dough calculating tools on the forum (http://www.pizzamaking.com/dough_tools.html).

I do not believe that there is a way of hosting a spreadsheet, such as an Excel spreadsheet, on the forum.

Peter

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 06:58:09 PM »
Dan, on your thoughts about copyright infringements I learned a few years back that you cannot copyright a recipe.

I had intended on starting a website where people could post recipes, and a concern I had was the posting of recipes from cookbooks. I inquired on one of those legal sites and that is where I was told that you cannot copyright a recipe. They explained why, but it was long enough ago that I don't remember the reasoning.

On a side note, you can find recipes for popular foods like KFC chicken, or Arbys sauce etc... and there is no concern over copyrights.

That explains why secret recipes like coca cola are kept in a secret vault under Mt. Olympus, guarded by the French Foreign Legion. If it gets out, there is nothing they can do about it.

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 07:01:19 PM »

That explains why secret recipes like coca cola are kept in a secret vault under Mt. Olympus, guarded by the French Foreign Legion. If it gets out, there is nothing they can do about it.

Fluid extract of coca, Citric acid, Caffeine, Sugar, Water, Lime juice, Vanilla, Caramel, Alcohol, Orange oil, Lemon oil, Nutmeg oil, Coriander oil, Neroli oil, Cinnamon oil.  :o

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 11:57:03 PM »
LOL... it had to happen sooner or later.

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 04:44:12 AM »
Fluid extract of coca, Citric acid, Caffeine, Sugar, Water, Lime juice, Vanilla, Caramel, Alcohol, Orange oil, Lemon oil, Nutmeg oil, Coriander oil, Neroli oil, Cinnamon oil.  :o


i'll do one better
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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 12:58:17 PM »
i'll do one better

That looks like Red Bull Cola? 

Red bull Cola is pretty nice.   

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Re: Peter Reinhart's "American Pie" Baker's Percentages
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 05:23:21 PM »
That looks like Red Bull Cola? 

Red bull Cola is pretty nice.   

indeed it is.  possibly my favorite mixed drink cola
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