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What would you get?

butterflygrooves's picture
butterflygrooves

What would you get?

Not to be ungrateful but I didn't get anything I asked for, which included bread making supplies, for Christmas.  This year was full of random things...


I did get a $25 American Express gift certificate though and want to use it for something bread related.  What would you buy if you were me, an Escali scale or a bread making book?


I really need a scale (I've been converting recipes to volume and guesstimating dough weights).  A book would be nice but it's not necessary right now.

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swtgran

Escali scale!

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butterflygrooves

the Mustard Yellow Escali scale!  I've been wanting one for months and now I will have one!

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Candango

If you can get the Escali for $25, go for it, whatever the color.  It is a great little scale.  As for a book, you can get a lot of uncopyrighted recipes here as well as leads to techniques and internet videos, so you might be able to put off the book for a bit.  Enjoy.

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alabubba

A good scale is an essential kitchen tool. Once you have it you will wonder why you waited so long to get one.


 


Allan


(Flame on)


 

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janetseeds

I would get the scale and try different bread baking books from the library -- they're all very different and it's good to test recipes and methods before buying.

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KMIAA

I have the Escali scale and love it.  I also bought the adapter to go with it but am using a battery right now.

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fishers

I love my scale - my bread baking and confidence improved when I bought mine.