Black and White Wednesday: Measuring

January 2, 2013 | Filed Under Black and White Wednesday 

Does anyone use a scale to meaure baking ingredients?   If so, is there a specific brand you recommend?

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately.  I use the excuse that it is because of the holiday season.

The simple truth is that I like to bake.  It is fun and relaxes me — especially when I bake at a certain time of the day or I should say night.   :-)


Black and White Wednesday:  A Culinary Gallery

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6 Responses to “Black and White Wednesday: Measuring”

  1. A lovely collection of measuring devices!



  2. I don’t have a specific brand to recommend, just choose one that can weigh in both grams and ounces, so you can follow recipes that use the metric system. I believe mine was fairly cheap. Especially for baking bread, you really want to be precise in your measurements. Those are cute cups you have!

  3. Thanks, Rosa!

    Thanks, Simona for the tip! Very helpful!

    Paz xoxo

  4. I love that your measuring cups look like cups!

    I used to use an old slightly inaccurate spring scale when measuring by weight. I now have a lovely somewhat more accurate digital scale (a Salter – max 2kg min 1g – it also measures in ounces). It wasn’t terribly expensive and fits beautifully under a footed cutting board we have to keep it out of harm’s way. (photos here:

    And because I’m a freak, I also have a little digital scale, “Precision Pocket Scale – Lee Valley Tools” that measures in 10ths of grams. I love it for weighing salt and yeast.

    I do like to measure flour for making bread by weight. It’s so much easier to dump the flour into a bowl on the scale than to have to count all those cups. And I much prefer to weigh salt than to use a measuring spoon – the Kosher salt we use is a much coarser grind than fine salt called for in most recipes.

    Ha! How’s that for a nice long winded reply?!

    Happy New Year, Paz!

  5. Hi Paz. I love these photos! Perfect for black & white Wednesday. I use an Oxo digital scale that I got from Amazon. It has a pull out LED screen so you can read your measurements even with a large bowl on the scale. It measures in both pounds and kilograms up to five pounds – which is a lot. Mine is stainless steel. Oh, and for really easy measuring by weight, be sure to get a scale that you can set back to zero – called a “tare” button. Then you can first put the bowl on the scale, press tare to zero, then put in each ingredient to its proper weight, press tare, and on and on. You get all your dry ingredients ready to whisk together without measuring each one separately. Hope I explained that well enough. Happy baking!!

  6. Thanks, Rosa!

    Simona: Thanks for your tip!

    Elizabeth: Thanks so much for this info! I’ll check out your link, soon!

    Thank you, Christine!

    Thanks, everyone! All your tips have been very helpful!


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