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.