You will need
- wheat flour;
- faceted glass;
- measuring Cup.
It's convenient to determine the weight of flour using conventional faceted glass, which kept many from the Soviet era. Filled to the brim, it houses approximately 160 g of wheat flour. If fill and faceted glass to the top risks (at this level its volume is 200 ml), the flour in the Cup is about 130 grams.
If you don't have a glass of the desired volume, measure out the flour by tablespoon. This process will take more time, but perhaps it will be even more accurate. Standard tablespoon (length sachibalaya capacity she is 7 cm) filled with "slide", weighs 15 g of flour, without the "roller coaster" - 10 g. As a rule if your prescription is proposed to measure flour tablespoons, you mean just the volume with the "hill" unless otherwise specified. You can determine the weight of flour and five-centimeter spoon. In this case, no "slides" in a spoon and placed 7 g, and the "hill" - 12 G.
It is sometimes necessary to measure very small amount of flour – 5, 10, 15 g. In this case, it is convenient to use a teaspoon. Filling it to the brim, you will get 4 grams of flour, and if we leave the "hill" - 5 g.
It so happens that there are no ordinary glass, but there is a clear container with graduations for volume determination. For example, this can be a glass from the slow cooker or bread machine. In this case, you can weigh the flour, on the assumption that 100 ml of flour contains about 65 grams. This method is inconvenient that you may not be enough deposited on glass slices. For example, it is easy to calculate that 100 grams of flour is approximately equal to 153 ml, but it is unlikely you will be able to find the capacity verified. Thus, this method is not precise enough.
And finally, the unreliable but fast way. All you need is flour in the packaging in which it was sold, and a good eye. For example, you have a pound flour, a recipe you need to measure 500 g. it is Easy to guess that you need to pour half of the packaging. However, to avoid misunderstanding, use the weighting method "by eye" only in extreme cases when nothing else or the proportions are not so important.
Advice 2: How to measure flour
Many Housewives are experiencing a situation where they are doing everything exactly according to the recipe, but baking does not work. The dough is too thick or too thin, causing the product is not baked through and out of the oven goes straight in the bin. The hostess was perplexed, because it took so much flouras needed. Possible cause of failure may be the fact that the amount of flour in the recipe was incorrectly measured.
You will need
- - Flour
- - Measuring cups
- - Sieve
Flour is a granular product whose properties vary from variety to variety. And even the same variety produced in different regions may have different humidity. That's why the recipes specify the consistency to which you need to focus when mixing the ingredients.
But, nevertheless, it is an error measuring the required amount of flour play a fatal role in the manufacture of baking. The most frequent value encountered in recipes - grams, spoons, cups and glasses. Always read the whole recipe before you get started. For example, when sifting flour significantly increases in volume, so one Cup Packed and one Cup of sifted flour will weigh differently.
Capacity for flour have a certain volume. One Cup contains 240 ml, 1 teaspoon – 5 ml 1 tablespoon is 15 ml and 1 Cup is 200 ml. If in a recipe the flour is measured in cups, fill the Cup with flour, but not utrambovyvaya her. Drag the knife across the Cup to remove the flour hill. The hill in cups and glasses should always be removed, if the recipe does not say anything on this subject separately.
1 Cup of wheat flour of the first moisture standard accommodates 140 gr. And 1 Cup of flour would contain only 120 g of the product. Faceted glass filled to the edges, will contain 120, and 110 g of flour respectively.
Measuring the flour with a spoon, scoop the product from the package and lightly tap the spoon to shake off the big peaks. You need to stay neat small hill approximately equal to the volume of the spoon. In the end, in a teaspoon you will have 8 grams of flour, in the dining room is about 18-20 grams.
If you have correctly measured out the flour, strictly follow the recipe, you should do it, and you can proudly put fresh pastries on the dining table.
If you do not have a sieve to sift the flour through an ordinary colander
Advice 3: How to weigh flour without scales
Not every woman is on the kitchen scales. Products are often measured "by eye". But in some recipes it is important to observe the proportions. Confectionary masterpiece can be hopelessly flawed, if flour is too much, or too little. How to avoid error and accurate to weigh flour without scales? Here are some tips experienced cooks.
As weights you can use traditional kitchen utensils: spoons, jars, glasses, pots. However, one should remember about the difference between volume and weight of the products. Weighting no weights will be much easier if you use a special measuring Cup, the sides of which marks showing the weight of different products.
Weighing spoons. Scoop flour with a spoon (dining room or tea). Gently shake that showered the excess flour. The spoon turns a neat "little hill". In a teaspoon with a "slide" is placed 10 g of flour, in the dining room – 25 g.
Weighing glasses. It is best to use normal faceted glass bezel with a volume of 250 ml of the Flour, pour in a glass with a spoon. It should not to settle and compacted, this may change the weight. Filled to the rim the glass holds 160 g flour. If you pour the flour level with the edge, the weight will increase to 180 In a glass volume of 200 ml to fit a little less flour - about 130 g.
Weighing pans. This proven method will help out the hostess, who has no time to re-measure a large quantity of flour spoons or cups. You can take two pots of different sizes. Prerequisite: the small pot should be fully big. In the smaller dishes to fit the product, whose weight is precisely known. Optimal use of sealed kilogram packaging sugar or cereals. Then the pot is placed in an empty load. In big dish carefully filled with water to the brim. Now the burden of small pots can be removed and gradually fill it with flour. Once the water in a large pot will go back up to the brim, a kilo of flour weighed.
The flour is not necessary to sift before weighing.
Advice 4: How to measure 100 grams
Often in recipes you want to take 100 grams of any product, but few people have kitchen scales to produce the required measurements. For this reason, hostesses try not to use these recipes for cooking. But in order to cook any dish, not necessarily to weigh all the ingredients using the scales. Weight many food products it is possible to learn using the different capacities that exist in every home.
You will need
- faceted glass
- liter Bank
- measuring Cup
In order to measure 100 grams of milk or water for cooking any dish, take regular faceted glass and fill with fluid, a little topping to half. For a more accurate compliance with weight pour 5 ½ tablespoons water and 5 tablespoons of milk.
If you fill 2/3 faceted glass flour or ground nuts, the weight of these products will be approximately 100 grams. To get a more accurate weight by 10 tablespoons flour, 10 tablespoons of chopped nuts.
Poured half a glass of semolina or powdered sugar, you will get 100 grams of this ingredient.
To take 100 grams of sugar, rice or salt, fill the glass a little more than half.
Apple, potato, onion, carrot or tomato of medium size weighs about 100 grams. To obtain 100 grams of eggplant or zucchini, cut the fruit in half medium size.
To take 100 grams of eggs, take two eggs of medium size.
To determine 100 grams of strawberries or raspberries fill a quart jar with these berries, one fifth of the volume. Blueberries, currants or cranberries will weigh the same if it will fill about 6 of the can.
Also learn the weight food help of a special measuring Cup. Usually, this Cup is made of transparent plastic and on its walls contains a scale measuring a variety of liquids, cereals, sugar, salt. Each line signed on the type of product and has a numerical designation for this particular ingredient.
To measure weight in grams using this Cup, place inside it the right amount of cereals, salt, sugar, milk, water etc. Then find the scale to measure the weight of this product, and correlating the tick marks on the walls of the Cup with the level of filling of the container, learn how to fill the Cup to obtain 100 gram of ingredient.