New member with questions.
Hi, I am a very novice cook and I want to learn how to bake and just found this website. I am excited to find lessons for a beginner. I bought a digital thermometer and digital gram scale and had some questions.
1. Grams per 1 cup varies from 1 reference to another especially for flour.I've seen ranges for AP flour ranging from 114g-157g. For this website- specifically, the recipes in the lessons, can you tell me how many grams are in a cup of all-purpose flour so that I have a good starting point? Can someone put the gram weights for the ingredients in the recipes (especially the lessons for us beginners) to help decrease our errors? (ie too much or too little flour ) Lesson 1 needs 3 cups flour and with the range given in weights per cup of flour, that could mean a difference of 129 gm!
2. If you do have a reference section on grams to cups on this website for the different flours etc, where can I find it? I thought I might find something in the handbook but did not see one. Not sure if I missed it
3. The handbook said that the french kneading method and stretch and fold works best with dough w/ a long rise time? What does that mean exactly? For the recipes in the lessons, can I make each one with any of the kneading methods mentioned or is it best to use only certain ones? How do you know what kneading method works best for which type of bread?
Thanks so much.