tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7645561297032601395.post6949181312206919520..comments2018-03-07T21:28:12.519-05:00Comments on Ryan's Pizza Blog: Lesson 1: How to measure ingredientsRyan M. Powellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05277089504982373125noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7645561297032601395.post-12931209729302480672013-07-31T11:56:38.712-04:002013-07-31T11:56:38.712-04:00kewl thanks....appreciate the great response...rob...kewl thanks....appreciate the great response...rob from canadaAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7645561297032601395.post-24163301593413066842013-07-29T20:28:09.488-04:002013-07-29T20:28:09.488-04:00Short answer:
The flour percentage is always expr...Short answer:<br /><br />The flour percentage is always expressed as 100%, and it's impossible to apply bakers' percentages to volumetric measurements. (That is, you must measure by weight when using bakers' percentages.)<br /><br />Aside from that, measuring flour by volume is horribly imprecise and basically useless if you want to be able to produce consistent results from one batch of dough to the next.<br /><br />Long answer:<br /><br />There is really no such thing as 8 cups of flour. When I measure 8 level cups of All Trumps bromated HG flour, then weigh it, I end up with 42.4 oz (1200 g) of flour. When I do it again, I get 40.1 oz (1138 g). When I do the same thing with a different measuring cup, I get 39.0 oz (1106 g).<br /><br />42.4 oz (1200 g)<br />40.1 oz (1138 g)<br />39.0 oz (1106 g)<br /><br />Having measured and weighed 8 cups of flour only three times, using identical methods, there's already nearly an 8% disparity between the highest and lowest weight measurement (1106/1200 = 0.9217, or 92.17%). That's a very big disparity, and it confirms my assertion that "8 cups of flour" means nothing.<br /><br />If I keep measuring 8 cups of flour, over and over, weighing each bowl of flour, I'll end up with both higher and lower weight measurements than I've already reported. If I tap the measuring cup before leveling it (which I didn't do with any of these measurements), 8 cups of flour will weigh a lot more than it weighed in any of the measurements I just did.<br /><br />So what do you mean when you say "8 cups" of flour? Do you mean 42.4 oz of flour or do you mean 39.0 oz of flour? Or do you mean 45 oz? Or maybe 35 oz? Because if you weigh 8 cups of flour enough times, you will end up with all of these measurements eventually. But the flour percentage is stil always expressed as 100%.<br /><br />So I guess the best practical answer is: Just go to Target or someplace like that and buy a scale. To the best of my knowledge, it's very easy to find a good digital scale for $30, or possibly even $20.<br /><br />I'm not sure what you're asking about ADY and water.Ryan M. Powellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05277089504982373125noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7645561297032601395.post-16489784481016935822013-07-29T16:14:57.470-04:002013-07-29T16:14:57.470-04:00what would be the percentage for 8 cups of flower
...what would be the percentage for 8 cups of flower<br /><br />ADY : ?<br /><br />water : ?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com