Measuring by weight question...
Recently I got a digital scales to measure by weight my breads and pizzas, mostly. I was told this was a more accurate way to measure, flour, starter, water, etc. than by using cup measurements.
I'm getting the hang of it slowly, but was unsure how to proceed today when the recipe I was making called for one cup of sourdough starter. Do you use the fluid oz measurement or the dry oz/lb measurement? I used the fluid oz today, but it seemed like the amount was a bit more than one cup measured with a measuring cup.
Today, I just said "what the heck, I'll just put the rest of this bowl of starter in and go from there." (I hate to waste perfectly good starter.) I didn't need all the flour called for in the recipe. I poured the warm water in by fluid oz. weight (5 oz.) but wasn't sure how to weigh the starter, by fluid oz. or by dry oz/lb.
Any help is very much appreciated,