How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh? (Various

Here’s a quick reference list with dough weights for common bread shapes

Using this list, you can learn the correct weights for common baking items when making sourdough

It can be difficult to know how big to make things, especially bread rolls, pizzas etc to make sure you don’t have large size rolls or a small pizza

When you make sourdough rolls, muffins, baguettes etc, the best and easiest way to produce a uniform result

While this guide is extremely helpful, you can also calculate the dough weight of individual pieces by taking the total weight of the dough and dividing it by the number of pieces you want

For example, if the total weight of your dough is 1080g and you want 10 rolls, you would need to make your rolls 108g each

But knowing the average sizes helps ensure you don’t end up with giant pretzels or flat muffins

How to calculate dough weight?

Dough weight is the total weight of the ingredients that went into your dough, including your sourdough starter

Sourdough tossed hamburger buns have a dough weight of around 1140g

You can then use this dough weight to calculate the exact individual dough weight for the rolls

Like these little cinnamon sugar jam donuts (made from frosted bun dough)

Why is dough weight important in baking?

The weight of your dough is important when baking because knowing the weight of your dough means you can choose the right baking vessel

It also means you can accurately separate the dough into specific weighted portions to ensure consistency

If you only guess the weight of your dough, you run the risk of choosing the wrong size baking dish (for example a bread pan, banneton or Dutch Oven)

Choosing the wrong size baking dish could mean your bread bakes unevenly or comes out in an odd shape

Baking bread rolls of all different weights on the same tray will result in inconsistency

Pizza Dough Weight Chart

If you’re making pizza, it’s a good idea to weigh the dough to make sure you get the right amount for the number of people you’re feeding

Weighing the dough also helps ensure you get the right thickness too

It makes a good amount of dough and is very easy to pull together

Here, you’ll find a full size guide to pannetons and Dutch Ovens

This is a good guide as to how much the “average” sourdough loaf weighs before cooking

Obviously, dough weight will change depending on ingredients and additions

Sourdough Sandwich Loaves – Bread Pan Sizes by Dough Weight

Bread pan sizes can be confusing

There are so many combinations available and it can be very difficult to find the right size for your bread

I have been asked many times, how much dough to put in a bread pan

Hopefully these measurements will make life a little easier when it comes to choosing the right size bread tin for the weight of dough

The following sizes are divided between bread pans and pullman pans

A bread pan is a traditional loaf tin – it is open at the top allowing the dough to rise above the lip

A pullman pan has a lid which means you need less dough because it can’t rise above the lip

You can click on the description below (ie small loaf pan) and it will take you straight to a pan of that size on Amazon

These small whole wheat sandwich loaves are created by dividing one batch of dough into two pieces of equal weight

Open Bread Pans

Small loaf pan (85″ x 45″ x 275″) 450g – 550g

Medium loaf pan (925″ x 525″ x 275″) 800g (this would be considered “standard”)

Large loaf pan (10″ x 45″ x 3″) 900g – 1100g

If you put your dough in a smaller tin, you will get a big rise above the lip and possibly a “mushroom” shaped loaf

If you put the dough in a larger tin, you will get a more standard loaf and it may not rise above the lip

That’s the great thing about loaf pans, they give you some wiggle room and flexibility in the sourdough making process

Using these tins will mean you get a straighter loaf with a small dome at the top, rather than the mushroom top

If you’re looking for a deeper loaf pan, this one is great and will hold this Easy Sourdough Dumpling Sandwich Loaf recipe with ease

You can see how to bake a traditional loaf of sourdough in a bread pan here

You can see the dough for this easy sourdough sandwich loaf rising above the lip of this open bread pan

Small puller pan (42″ x 77″ x 44″) 450g

Standard puller pan (9″ x 4″ x 4″) 750g – 850g

Large pull-out pan (13″ x 4″ x 4″) 900g – 1000g

Extra large roasting pan (1358″ x 539″ x 472″) 1100g – 1200g

Dough Weight for Bread Rolls and Burger Buns

Depending on the type of rolls you’re making, these weights will ensure you get the perfect size every time!

When making rolls, it is very important to make sure they are all the same size so they cook evenly

Using a scale is the best way to ensure uniformity when making sourdough buns and rolls

Making each hamburger bun exactly the same weight ensures a uniform appearance and even cooking time

Cinnamon Rolls 50g (dough weight only, not including filling) Finger Buns 100g Hot Cross Buns 80g (50g for smaller buns)

Dough Weights for Other Baked Goods

There are many other sourdough baked goods you may need to weigh including English muffins, pretzels, donuts and breadsticks

English Muffins 80g Pretzels 70g Bagels 100g (75g for a smaller bagel) Donuts 50g – 65g Bread Sticks (Grissini) 25g – 30g Flat Bread / Tortillas 40g – 50g

Want a quick reference list of dough weights to print and refer to?

Download a printable quick reference guide to the perfect dough weight!

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Weighing all the ingredients for sourdough is so important to the success of your first course and your bread and other baked goods

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I wonder if the amount of sourdough starter you use really makes a difference?

If you’ve ever tried to calculate the weight of bread for calorie counting or baking, you’ll know that it can be challenging to determine an exact weight to work out what you need

Finding the correct weight and calorie information can be difficult with different loaf shapes, additional amounts of ingredients, and not forgetting how thick the slice is

So, in this article, I’ve categorized the weights of various slices of bread (I’ve weighed them) in charts so you can quickly calculate the weights you need

The simple answer to the question is that a slice of bread can weigh from 25g (088oz) for a small thinly sliced ​​loaf up to 80g (282oz) for a large thickly sliced ​​loaf, with an average slice weighs around 35-40g (123-14 oz)

Since these weights will depend on various factors, read on to find the right weight for your favorite types of bread

In Grams and Units Average Weight of a Slice of Bread Slices per Weight How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh?

In Pounds and Kilos More Frequently Asked Questions The Weight of a Slice of Bread

To help you easily work out how much your slice of bread weighs, use the charts below to find out weight depending on the size of the loaf and the thickness of the slice

Bread is usually sold in two main loaf sizes, although they can vary depending on the brand or type of bread, so to keep things simple I’ve divided the sizes into the two most common weights

Bread Slice Thickness (small loaf)Average Weight Per Slice (in grams)Weight Per Slice (in ounces) Thin25-30g088-11ozMedium30-35g11oz-123ozThick35-45g123-159oz-60 Extra Thick and 45 -21 oz plus

Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf) Weight Per Slice (in grams) Weight Per Slice (in ounces) Thin30-35g11oz-123ozMedium35-40g123-14ozThick40-50g14-176oz Extra Thick and 51-80g 282 ounce

Bread Slice Weight Infographic

If you’re not sure how thick your slice of bread is, the infographic below shows what each thickness category looks like

A thin slice is what you would expect from a small loaf, which is often sold as a lower calorie bread, such as a Danberian or Weight Watchers loaf

An extra thick slice, is more of a slice of bread on top of the door, or a thick crust at the end of a loaf

Average Weight A slice of bread

If you are not sure what the size of your bread is, or the weight of the loaf it came from, average weight for a normal medium slice of bread, 35-40g (123-14oz)

This size of slice is usually used as standard sandwich bread, especially if you buy a ready-made pack

To get an idea of ​​what a slice of bread of this weight looks like, then the image below shows what it looks like on a scale

Bread Slices By Weight

The tables below will help you calculate how many slices of bread you will get per a given weight

To keep things simple, I’ve only included the weights of thin and thick slices, for both small and large loaf sizes

If you need to convert the weight of a slice of bread to pounds or kilos, use the charts below to find the information you need

Weights are based on averages and are divided into two categories depending on the size of the loaf to get a more accurate figure

Small loaf – 400g (14oz)

Small loaf – 400g (14oz)

Bread Slice Thickness (small loaf)Average Weight Per Slice (in kilograms) Weight Per Slice (in Pounds) Thin 0025-003kg0055-0066lbMedium003-0035kg0066-0077lbThick0075-0035-0 -0099lbExtra Thick0045-006kg plus0099-013lb plus

Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf) Weight Per Slice (in kilograms) Weight Per Slice (in Pounds) Thin 003-0035kg0066-0077lb Medium 0035-004kg0077-0088lbThick004-008lbThick004- 008-0 011lb Extra Thickness 005-008kg plus 011-018 lbs

More Loaf Weight FAQs

Is a slice of bread two ounces?

A two ounce slice of bread is equal to a super thick slice of a large store bought loaf or two thin slices

How many grams is a thick slice of bread?

A thick slice of bread from a small shop-bought loaf weighs about 35-45g (123-14 oz) and a thick slice of bread from a large shop-bought loaf weighs about 40-50g (14-176 oz)

How Many Calories Are in a Slice of Bread?

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