It’s about time I introduce you to my Chart. I should have introduced you before.
Loyal Reader, this is Chart. Chart, meet my Loyal Reader!
*Update: food measurement chart – the xlsx for anyone interested in printing out my chart. You’ll notice I’ve already made a change…I added raw sugar to the list.
Now, I wanted to show you this because I use it so much in my baking. I hardly ever use measuring cups anymore because I have a wonderful little kitchen scales.
She’s an OXO brand. You can order one here if you’d like. She has a lovely pull-out display so if my container hangs over the edge, I can pull it out and still read the weight. Don’t worry, this is not a paid advertisement. I’m just really into scales lately. You see, I had a bit of a mishap last week. Here’s the story.
I had a nice friend over. We were watching a movie. My hubby and her fiance went out to eat. They returned and we went out to the kitchen to meet them. We stood around talking for a while. They left. We went to bed. The next morning, I opened up the dishwasher, which I use as a cupboard, and discovered my scales was dripping wet. It didn’t turn on…completely water-logged. Guess I leaned against the dishwasher and turned it on at some point during the previous night’s conversation. I could have cried. But I didn’t. I got myself a new scales, from Amazon. But shoot! I realized I had some gift cards to Williams Sonoma that needed used up. Ugh. So I went and got one there and figured I’d return the Amazon one.
So yesterday morning Brad was messing with my old scales and wondered if it would work if we put new batteries in. I had thrown the thing into our “junk” room. It’s the room the wood stove is in and it’s not fixed up yet so with our kitchen remodeling going on, a lot of my kitchen stuff is sitting in there and an old scales didn’t look out of place. Well, I got him 3 batteries and lo and behold, the dumb thing worked! Apparently sitting in the heat of that room, it dried out and now works like a charm. We tested it out next to my fancy new one and it weighed things just fine. Seriously?! The Amazon scales arrived a few hours later and now I have THREE working scales. I think there’s a lesson in all of this. I need to practice patience. I shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
Enough about my faults! Back to the Chart. It’s not an all-inclusive chart. There’s things I haven’t written down and things I still use cups to measure. And I’m not guaranteeing that all the weights are approved by the pros. It’s just what I use and it seems to work for me. You may find changes you’d like to make. Be my guest. You are more than welcome to copy or print the list if it helps you in your kitchen.
Oh, and don’t pay attention to the cost column. It’s inaccurate.
Happy baking to you all! I’ll have another recipe for you tomorrow and it will include some weight measurements. I’ll be doing that with most of my baking recipes from now on. I’ll still include cup measurements for those of you who prefer that method. But you really should consider switching…you’ll have so few dishes to wash that maybe you’ll start using your dishwasher as a cupboard, too. Just stay away from that On button.