Digital scale in the kitchen! Cool

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by praisehimalleluia, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Digital scale in the kitchen! Cool

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    Why is a scale important? Because recipes work better when you weigh ingredients. A cup of flour can weigh between 4 and 6 ounces. That means if you've got a bread or cake recipe that calls for 4 cups of flour, you might measure out 16 ounces or 24 ounces—a 50% difference in the main ingredient! No wonder people are so afraid of making their own cake. Measuring is easier and cleaner and results in fewer dirty measuring cups when you use a scale. You can measure everything right into your mixing bowl. Have you ever tried to measure out a cup of shortening? It's a mess.

    a new one that does something really cool. It measures by percentage. Which is how a lot of bakers measure. The standard baker's percent of bread, for instance is 100% flour, 60% water, 3% fresh yeast, 2% salt. With this scale, you simply pour in the flour, hit percent, then the "tare" or zeroing button, and begin adding the water till it reads 60. Zero again and add your next ingredient.

    This is a tool that really does make cooking easier and faster. So the next time you need a gadget fix, skip the panini press and buy a scale.

    My Weigh Digital Scale from myweigh.com
     

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