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TEMPKITTYMAMA SparkPoints: (9,817)
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10/21/13 3:43 P

Okay, just to update you -- the final loaf weighs 712 grams, but when I entered 712 servings, the software did NOT like that. It told me that I had to enter a number of servings from 1-99 (or a similar range.) So I switched my scale to ounces and got 1 lb 9 oz. So I entered 25 servings as the yield. That means that if I cut a slice of bread and it weighs 3 1/2 oz, I enter 3.5 servings, right? (The end result is more sodium than I would prefer, but oh well, next time I'll try cutting the salt even further!)

TEMPKITTYMAMA SparkPoints: (9,817)
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10/21/13 11:55 A

Yes, I totally see what you're saying. That would be incredibly confusing unless I included a note explaining why I'd done it that way. Thanks so much for the help! The bread is in the machine now. :-)

AASLP___ Posts: 9,650
10/20/13 8:10 P

I'm glad it might work for you!

If you shared it, it would still be editable. I was thinking more that you'd have members really confused about how it made hundreds of serving per loaf :). If you explained it in the description, though, and it's your own recipe, it would be perfectly fine to share!

Edited by: AASLP___ at: 10/20/2013 (20:10)
TEMPKITTYMAMA SparkPoints: (9,817)
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10/20/13 7:52 P

THANK YOU. I'm going to make the bread tomorrow and try that; it does make sense to me and I don't think I would have thought of it on my own. I was really scratching my head over how to figure this out and I really, really appreciate the advice!

(Once I share the recipe, is it no longer editable?)

AASLP___ Posts: 9,650
10/20/13 6:49 P

Hi,

I don't know if this solution would work for you, but this is what I would do:

I would make a private recipe for the bread (not shared). Once it's baked and cooled and I'd weighed weighed the entire loaf, I would enter the total number of servings in the calculator as equal to the # of grams (or ounces, whichever you use). For example, if the loaf weighed 475 grams I'd enter that it made 475 "servings."

Then, when I weigh each individual slice, I can enter the number of grams in the "servings" field. If the slice weighed 40 grams, I'd enter 40 servings and the calculator would show the correct number of calories.

I hope this helps!

TEMPKITTYMAMA SparkPoints: (9,817)
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10/20/13 4:32 P

Okay, so I added a recipe that I use often -- it's to make a loaf of bread in our bread machine. Bread is tricky, though -- sometimes I have to add a little more water to get the dough to come together, which wouldn't change the total calories/nutrients of the finished project, but sometimes I have to add some more flour, which would. And sometimes the loaf of bread is bigger than other times. And sometimes I am better at cutting even slices than other times. So while I can say "yield: 10 slices of bread," some slices are considerably heavier than others.

What I need is a way to figure out how the calories and other nutrients of one slice of bread would be calculated. I can weigh the final loaf of bread, then weigh each individual slice before I eat it: but is there a way to use the SparkPeople recipe calculator thing to figure out the calories and nutrients once I've done this? HELP, MATH IS HARD.

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