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The Delicious Math of Sourdough - The $0.69 Loaf

Cost Per loaf: Ingredients

Item Unit Cost Per Unit Used Per Batch Cost Per Batch
Bread Flour (Morbread) 25 lbs $9.00 1100 g $0.88
Whole Wheat Flour (Stone Buhr) 5 lbs $4.50 200 g $0.40
Salt (Diamond Crystal) 4 lbs $3.50 20 g $0.04
Corn Flour (Maseca) 4.4 lbs $3.30 20 g $0.03
Rice Flour 1 lb $2.00 5 g $0.02
Total per 1k Batch - - - $1.37
Total per 500g Loaf - - - $0.69

Includes making 200g of starter and two 500g loaves from a 1k batch of dough. Doesn’t include cost of water used (about 1 liter/0.25 gallon, plus water for washing up) or electricity to run oven for 2h.