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Why are you using a scale? ? Answered

I just started making breads and Pizza dough this past month. and every batch is better then the last. Quick side note, i recently got diagnosed with breast cancer, major mind frick considering i am male. My mom had me move back in with her, so I have invaded her kitchen. she has an awesome kitchen for making breads, cakes and candy, i recently discovered the candy thermometer in the drawer. but this idea of a scale is odd, i use measuring cups and spoons. I really want to follow along in this bread making class. but i hope its not a hindrance that we dont measure with a scale.

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audreyobscuraBest Answer (author)2017-10-06

Hey there! So sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but glad to know that you are finding a way to cope in the kitchen. Be sure to check out the rest of the breads that used to be a part of this class.

Bakers use scales because using cups and spoons to measure flour and other dry ingredients is actually pretty inaccurate. The volume of flour will vary depending on how it has been milled by the grain company and compressed in the measuring cup, but 500g of flour is a much more accurate measurement.

You can find a good scale for pretty cheap, or even used at a thrift store.

Share your bread recipes as Instructables when you have a chance, and feel free to DM me if you have more questions.



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