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European measurements - by weight not volume?

casey30 | Oct 15, 201109:58 AM


I had the most wonderful apple cake in Amsterdam and managed to find a recipe on-line that purports to replicate it, but it's measurements for flour, butter and brown sugar are in what I assume is weight rather than volume.

600 gr of flour and 350 gr butter and 250 gr brown sugar.

I have a small kitchen scale, so I can certainly weigh everything, but I've never come across this before in all my years of baking.

Coincidentally, my husband was speaking with someone recently about baking bread, and this person prefers to weigh the flour instead of measuring it.

It also calls for self-rising flour, which I can't find here, but I've seen formulas for that - adding baking powder to all-purpose apparently does the trick.

Anyone have experience with this - am I right to assume the ingredients are to be weighed?

Many thanks.

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