I have never been a big baker. Cook? Yes!I LOVE making all sorts of savory things for breakfast, lunch and dinner but have never been too crash hot on the sweet side of things... Unless its a sauce ( I am the sauce Queen in our house!)
|I'm getting there! Chocolate chip cookies baked with my very own hands!|
Anyway, last year while doing the Slow Living Essentials monthly round up, that includes cooking from scratch, I started having a go at baking again. Its a bit hit and miss and I'm not the best at following recipes (which may have something to do with the misses, maybe?) and I'm also not good at measuring - which has something to do with the fact that I'm really bad at Maths...
I have just stumbled onto a way of measuring the ingredients that makes it easy for non maths enjoying persons like myself...
Here's what I did...
You can also apply this method when ADDING ingredients.
Put the bowl on the scales and zero it. Then slowly add the ingredient until the right amount is reached. Then zero the scales again (with the bowl and ingredient number 1 still on it). Slowly add the next ingredient until the right weight is reached. Zero the scales and keep adding the ingredient by weight.
For me, its one less bowl to was up, and in my world, that's a good thing! As long as you remember to zero the scales BEFORE you add each ingredient each time, you'll be fine!
Green-ness: 5/5 for cooking at home from scratch!
Frugal-ness:5/5 for not wasting ingredients
Time cost: No extra time really.
Skill level: Number matching - the number in the recipe against whats on the scales!
Fun-ness: Great fun to use less bowls and to then have less washing up!