The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


Biffbread's picture

So what's the deal Meausring flour by weight? Grams are in mass!??! %#^@$&

September 20, 2012 - 12:46am -- Biffbread

My wife bought me a Dutch over to further my bread baking hobby so I decided to get more precise with my bread so I've decided to try baking by weight.

Ive been trying out the Tartine bread recipie and it use grams to measure the ingredient.....

I don't get that because grams is just mass correct? I tried to weigh it out on my kitchen scale but it looks really off. Am I missing somthing here?

Cinnamon Turtle's picture

Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive scale?

October 19, 2011 - 11:39am -- Cinnamon Turtle

I have a low-end DigiWeigh postal scale that is meant to weigh in both English and metric, but I've found that it's not terribly sensitive, and I've only been able to get it to register grams in increments on five. Sometimes, it doesn't seem to register at all until there's at least ten grams on it. Of course, there could actually be God know how much from none to 14 grams, probably. Obviously, this isn't working out well. 

tc's picture

scale - converting to grams?

June 13, 2011 - 5:30pm -- tc

Does anyone know how to get the Weigh Of Life scale to show grams? I don't have the manual and I've scoured the internet for hours without results. Currently it shows ounces, and no amount of button pushing seems to change that.

The scale looks like this:

(mine is an older version with a metal plate instead of glass)


phxdog's picture

Reformed Recipe Slave

May 11, 2009 - 11:15am -- phxdog

This weekend I baked 4 French Bread boules (a recipe by Danielle Forestier from a PBS segment with Julia Child). Iv'e always had good success following this recipe, but these loaves were great. They did not collapse during the final proof. I scored them in one stroke rather than my normal hacking several times. The crust was golden, crisp and actually "sang" as I pulled them from the ovens (I had begun to think you guys were all high when you mentioned this could happen). The crumb was perfect, and they tasted great.

Illa's picture

I'm having problems with the milk bread recipe from Yippee. I don't know just how to convert the grams, etc. into ounces, pounds or cups. Please help as I have a couple of recipes I would like to try but am not sure of the amount of ingredients.  

flourgirl51's picture

kitchen scale

January 31, 2009 - 2:18pm -- flourgirl51

I am new here and see that many of the recipes are posted in grams. I have the old spring type scale that goes to five pounds but it is losing its accuracy. What brand of digital kitchen scales do people recommend that will measure in grams?

Thank you.

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