A lot of people have been emailing lately, asking if I can list recipe measurements in cup amounts instead of grams.
Why do I prefer grams to cups?
Measuring in grams gives a much more precise amount. For example, a cup of dates is a very vague measurement: there’s a big difference between a loosely-packed cup of dates and one that is jam-packed. And in many recipes, things like this wouldn’t matter… but sometimes such discrepancies can throw off an entire recipe. Conversely, 80 grams of dates is 80 grams of dates, no matter how you look at it.
Also, measuring with a food scale means fewer cups and spoons to have to clean up. I don’t know about you, but doing dishes is one of my least favorite parts of cooking, so fewer dirty cups and spoons = happier CCK.
Do I always measure foods?
Oh goodness, no! I rarely ever measure ingredients when I’m cooking (especially where things like stir fries are concerned). In fact, I often have to make a recipe over again because I forget that I want to post it and don’t know the measurements. But for things like my oatmeal recipes, baked goods, or fudge babies, the scale is a lifesaver for the reasons I listed above.
I know that not everyone has a food scale, though. Therefore, I’m going to try and remember to list future recipes using both measuring methods.
Question of the Day:
Do you like to measure foods? Or do you just wing it? As I said above, I’m usually a wing-it kinda gal. But I know that some of you like to measure everything from veggies to peanut butter. What’s your proclivity? (Ooh SAT word ;))