Newbie to measuring by weight & using percentages finds another reason to do so
This may be obvious to everyone else but I was delighted at how easy it was this morning to add the last cup or so left in a bag of flour to a recipe because I just took the resulting weight of the flour and recalculated the salt, yeast, and water.
The recipe called for 700g flour. I had 864g in the bag. I divided 864/700 and got a constant of 1.234. Then I just multiplied the gram amounts of the other ingredients by the constant and got my new amounts. Since I'm making rolls, I can also use the constant to figure out how many rolls to make. 12 x 1.234 = 14.8 rolls or close enough to 15 for home baking purposes.
Okay, maybe obvious to those of you who have always measured this way but to this American home cook, it's a revelation.