Enter the ingredient weight and the total flour weight into the calculator to determine the baker’s percentage of that ingredient.

## Baker’s Percentage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a Baker’s percentage.

BP = IW / FW *100

• Where BP is the baker’s percentage (%)
• IW is the ingredient weight
• FW is the flour weight

## Baker’s Percentage Definition

What is a Baker’s Percentage? A Baker’s percentage is a ratio of the weight of an ingredient to the total weight of flour that is going to be used while cooking baked goods such as bread, cakes, and cookies.

## Example Problem

How to calculate a Baker’s Percentage?

1. First, determine the weight of the flour.

For this problem, we are cooking simple bread. The flour being used weighs 5 lbs.

2. Next, determine the weight of the ingredient.

The other main ingredient in bread is water. For this example, 3lbs of water is required.

3. Finally, calculate the baker’s percentage.

Using the formula above, we can calculate the baker’s percentage as 3/5*100 = 60%.