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Last updated: May 18, 2013 7:12 am
Posted: May 15, 2013 9:05 pm
Answered by: PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
May 15, 2013 9:08 pm
May 15, 2013 9:21 pm
4.8oz if you are using most national brands of bread flour. KAF is great but does weigh different from the major brands.
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
May 15, 2013 9:30 pm
Tried going all by weight using KA as guide but always had to add, guess the splains why.
May 15, 2013 9:36 pm
Yes, if I am making one of their recipes I always use their flour. For most of my baking, however, I use Gold Medal.
May 15, 2013 9:46 pm
Pamela, a cup of all purpose flour will weigh 4.5 oz with most brands.
Dawn Fuller
May 15, 2013 10:27 pm
I am so tired, I just noticed my spelling of "flour". wow that's embarrassing. Thank you for giving me this info. my English muffin toasting bread should be better tasting
May 16, 2013 3:33 am
This was very helpful,thanks. I use ka by weight and never use all my flour. I'm going to convert this measure and see what happens :-)
May 16, 2013 4:49 am
Hope this helps you, there is a tad over 3-1/2 cups to a pound of bread flour (3.57) 1 cup is just under 4-1/2 oz. or just a bit over 1/4 lb. Weight measurements are used because methods of measuring can vary from 2 cups to 4 cups per pound if its scouped, spooned, sifted etc. Other than that a pound is a pound regardless of measurement. I make my own Italian bread and rolls 2-3 times a week and use cup measurements and add 1 cup at a time to achieve the proper consistency for my dough. Humidity also plays a big part. Don't be concerned about the quantities just knead in flour as needed to get the proper consistency. I hope I helped you, Gene
May 18, 2013 7:12 am
I agree. Bread making is more art then science. The amount of liquid that gets absorbed will vary based on the household temp, the humidity, etc. While you can measure out flour by weight, you still need to make adjustments by eye when bread making. It ins't like making a cake where exact measurements are necessary for consistent results.
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