November 19, 2013 - 3:54am

## Flour weights

I'm playing around with some recipes trying to convert measures into weights which I can then translate into percentages. I took out several of the flours I have on hand and did some measurements this morning. Here's what I came up with.

Each is the weight in grams of one cup. I filled the measuring cup full and used a knife edge to clear out the excess:

**1 cup/grams:**

Unbleached white: 166

Rye: 110

12 grain mix: 153

9 grain mix: 150

Red Fife: 168

Kamut: 171

Spelt: 140

Malted barley: 128

Durham semolina: 165

I realize these figures will depend on both my rather random accuracy at swiping, local humidity and the phase of the moon... but are they reasonably close to what other members have come up with?

I was surprised rye was so much lighter.

Thanks.