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Tips for Better Baking – Week One

Every day in January I am sharing some of my best Tips for Better Baking.  These are tips that have made my kitchen life easier and helped me become a better baker.  Follow along on Facebook or check back here each Sunday for a roundup of the week’s tips.

Tips for Better Baking #1 – Use a scale, start weighing your ingredients, and get comfortable working in grams. 

Using a scale and weighing your ingredients is the number one way to improve your baking.  If you’re trying to get 1 cup of flour, the results can vary greatly based on how you fill the measuring cup, but 1 ounce is always 1 ounce and 100 grams is always 100 grams.  It’s a much more accurate way of measuring ingredients and once you get comfortable working with a scale, it’s much easier too.

I have created a handy Cups to Grams Baking Conversion Chart that includes the most common conversions needed in baking. I recommend printing it out and taping it to the back of your kitchen cupboard doors. Click here to download the chart and a free tutorial on how to use it.

I recommend this My Weight Kitchen Scale because it’s easy to use, fast, and lightweight.  It’s also really affordable for such high quality.

Tips for Better Baking - Get comfortable using a scale to weigh your ingredients.  It's more accurate and your baked goods will be better!

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