Using weights instead of volume
Hey! so Im relatively new to bread baking, and I have been constantly running into confusion regarding measurements. Its obvious that using cups to measure something like flour is really off because of packing and density of the cup. I really am into the idea of just weighing everything into grams (especially since I have a pretty accurate digital scale.)
The issue is, so many of the recipes I come across use cups for things like flour, sugar, milk, etc. Ive found some conversion charts, but even they tend to have different numbers between each other. Not only that, but when a recipe says a cup of flour, how can we know if its poured into the cup or scooped out? Ive personally noticed a huge difference in weight by using a scooped cup vs a poured cup of flour. Are bread measurements just not meant to be so precise so that it doesnt matter? If I was to convert all ingredients to weight when writing into my recipe book from an online recipe, what source would you use for an accurate conversion of stuff like sugar, milk, butter, etc? I found a pretty long list on kingarthurflour.com. but its hard to tell if its accurate.