Why is it important to weigh ingredients on the scale instead of measure cups. says confectioner

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As I nakosyachil ordering cake and stopped to measure the ingredients cups and spoons.

The cake, which I nakosyachil. It looks nice, but there was a problem with taste
The cake, which I nakosyachil. It looks nice, but there was a problem with taste

Once the history happened with me, after which I realized why the scales - this is important in the process of cooking.

The situation was at the beginning of my career confectioner. Mom asked to make some cake that she wanted to treat colleagues in honor of her birthday.

I weigh in grams, although the scale has a function to weigh in ml
I weigh in grams, although the scale has a function to weigh in ml

I bought the products and in the evening after work began to prepare. The first cake I made quickly, and when it was going to prepare a second, I have to balance suddenly sat battery, and the yard is 12 nights.

Spare batteries I had not, and the shops are closed. I decided to weigh on the eye, as I have often prepared this cake and ingredients measured out a glass and a tablespoon.

The process of weighing flour. Photos - Anton Belitskiy
The process of weighing flour. Photos - Anton Belitskiy

Pleased with his resourcefulness, and I ended up cooking at 3 am to sleep. At 8 am, I brought cakes to her mother and went to sleep off. I woke up in the evening and found a couple of missed calls. Mom called. When I called back, she was clearly unhappy.

It turned out that the second cake, for which I have the ingredients, "weighed" glasses do not like colleagues. The cake will be too sweet cake - too crumbly, and the cream felt the excess butter.

It was a failure. I realized that because of the fact that I was "weighed on the eyes" by adding more baking powder and the dough was too loose. Large amounts of sugar and oil also affected the taste, and not for the better.

I apologized to my mother, and that evening bought a large supply of batteries for the scales, so that this situation never happens again.

I figured, well, it did not happen with the occasional customer, and with my mother. Mom - she will forgive, but not every customer is ready to make concessions, if the holiday was spoiled.

Recently my kitchen scales broke, and I immediately ordered a new Statement. They are inexpensive (1090 rubles), but their task to cope with a bang.

I ordered in the online store Bakerstore.ruWith whom I have long been familiar. Most of all I like about him prompt delivery. Main warehouse them in St. Petersburg, and I live in Moscow, but the order is brought in a couple of days.

Especially for the readers I convinced them to share discount. We agreed that each buyer who will issue the order with a promo code BUNBICH, will receive a discount of 5% for any sum.

I hope my experience will be useful for you and will save on unnecessary mistakes.

How do you weigh the products, using weights or looking at the glasses with spoons?

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