Tuesday Treat: Weighed Down!
One of the easiest ways to become a better cook is to stop measuring your ingredients by volume and start measuring them by weight.
To be honest, I’m not a total stickler on weighing because I’m not a professional baker. I don’t weigh stuff like salt or baking powder. I also don’t weigh recipes unless I’m baking because typically having an extra ounce of onions or whatever will still work out in most recipes.
That said, if you want consistency, weighing ingredients (especially stuff like flour) is the only way to go.
Trust me, I want you to be the best baker you can be so I’m giving away THREE of these fancy kitchen scales today.
The Importance of Weighing
A cup of flour weighs close to 4.4 ounces or 125 grams if you’re getting really specific. I’ve done some experiments though and if I just scoop out a cup of flour from the bin, I’ve gotten as much as 6 ounces per cup which can really throw off a recipe. If you’ve ever made a batch of cookies that turned out perfect and then one that turned out dry, it could be because your flour measurements aren’t consistent!
Also, if you ever want to venture into the world of nutrition calculation, you almost always need to weigh your food to get appropriate nutritional information. Weighing the foods is how I calculate the nutritional info for my homemade trials for example.
Win one of these and I would bet your baking gets noticeably better just because of this one tool.
Tuesday Treat Rules
The whole idea behind these giveaways is that they are quick. This contest will close at 8PM PACIFIC time tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) and I’ll pick THREE winners at random.
Unfortunately, I can’t ship overseas so just U.S. or Canada entries please.
How to enter?
I use Punchtab to run these giveaways. The widget below will walk you through how you can enter to win and gain extra entries for doing stuff like following me on Twitter.
Congrats to the winners!
Holly B. (twitter)
Mandy S. (twitter)