Friday, August 3, 2012

Weighing Ingredients & Citrus Pound Cake

Lately I have been using a kitchen scale when baking to weigh my ingredients for greater accuracy.  It is much easier than trying to measure exactly 5 tablespoons of butter, etc..


I baked some miniature pound cakes recently, 2 lime and 2 pink grapefruit.  I bake all year round.  Even if it is +40, I am still willing to turn my oven on; that's what air conditioning is for!

 
 

The pink grapefruit was my favourite.  I used this recipe (substituting lime for the grapefruit in the lime pound cakes).


Do you use a kitchen scale at all?  Have you been baking this summer, or do you save baking for cooler weather?

7 comments:

DessertForTwo said...

So glad you like my poundcake recipe :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I do not bake in the summer, mostly because I don't crave baked goods! And I rarely use my oven as I tend to grill things! Those pound cakes look delicious, though!!

Simply Life said...

I recently received a cookbook only with weighed ingredients so I started using the kitchen scale and love the accuracy it provides!

Kacy said...

II don't really bake no matter what the weather is ;) But I do love eating baked goods any time of yours!

Ameena said...

A kitchen scale? I barely have measuring spoons. And I'm not kidding!

Anne Marie said...

I use my kitchen scale ALL the time. It's a bit of an obsession for me. lol

Allysia said...

I tend to use the oven all through the summer, heat be damned! Because as you said, that's what AC is for. :) I used to have a kitchen scale and it was super handy, though I used it less for baking and more for weighing things like potatoes or what have you, so I could say, "2 lbs potatoes" in a recipe. That kind of thing.