Technology+Baking=Less Mental Math+More Bread
- Pythagorean theorem.
- Mass plus weight equals force.
- Solving equations with variables on both sides.
- 2 + 2 = 4
And…my head is tired.
My favorite type of pie is not 3.14 add infinitum; its crumbly apple!
Furthermore, in my view, finding a ‘variable’ denotes tweaking the proofing time of a sourdough on a humid day! NOT algebra!
My husband gave me an iPad about a year ago
A mini. Other than being cute because I like all things miniature, I had no clue why I’d want it or what to do with it! Do you ever balk at technology? Then, when shoved into the deep end, find yourself actually having fun and streamlining your life just a little?
In the kitchen, my iPad is my go-to-guy for measurement conversions, recipe troubleshooting, ingredient substitutions, Amazon Prime, Nordstorm SHOE SALES…and suddenly I’m spiraling down the rabbit hole like Disney’s Alice!
Grain to flour is not an equal conversion
A most important fact to remember about freshly milling your own grain is that one up grain does not equal one cup flour. Rather, it’s more a ballpark figure of one cup grain equaling approximately one and one third cups of freshly milled flour. Grinding grain increases the volume of the wheat berry. It fluffs it up, so to speak.
To spare you time Googling at your kitchen counter, mixing bowl in one hand and cell phone in the other, here’s a compilation of grain to flour conversions I use every time I bake. Every. Single. Time.
This chart is easily accessible on The Bread Believer “Recipe Page” or listed here. Either way you access it, please find it helpful!
Whole Grain to Flour Conversion Chart
1/2 cup – 3/4 cup
1 cup – 1 1/2 cups
1 1/3 cups – 2 cups
1 1/2 cups – 2 1/4 cups
1 2/3 cups – 2 1/2 cups
2 cups – 3 cups
2 1/2 cups – 3 3/4 cups
3 cups – 4 1/2 cups
3 1/2 cups – 5 1/4 cups
4 cups – 6 cups
PS: I wax nostalgic over my old Motorola flip phone but this iWorld is working out just fine! How do you old-fashioned-at-heart types incorporate technology into your kitchen?
“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 MEV
With love and butter,
Jess, The Bread Believer