Weight of flour
Yesterday I purchased my new kitchen scale. My wife was making a cake and needed two cups of AP flour, I said to her, watch how easy it is to measure flour with this scale and promptly put 240 gr. of flour in her measuring cup. I was thinking it would be pretty close on the cup scale but to my surprise only came up to the 1 3/4 mark on the cup. She told me she didn't want to mess with her recipe so she added the other 1/4 cup to bring it up to two cups on the measuring cup scale. I do understand the variables with flour but how could it be out by so much? In the future with her recipe I need to measure 300 gr. instead of 240 gr. Do you think I would have to do that with all recipes that have the measurements in cups?
I did check the scale to see if it were measuring water OK, seeing as that should be fairly consistent and low and behold it was very close to the lines on the cup, so I believe the scale is functioning properly, not to mention its accurate to 1 gr.
I was pretty puzzled as to the fairly large discrepancy. Looking forward to hearing what some of you have to say about that. Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the subject.