Not all housewives can cook by eye. Accurately measure the number of products is extremely necessary and when you took up a new dish. But what to do if there are no scales in your kitchen yet? For example, how to find out how many grams of flour in a tablespoon? Now you will receive an exact answer to the question and learn how to measure any number without weighing it.
Grams, glasses, spoons: how not to be mistaken with the flour dosage?
Flour - a unique ingredient, because it is included in the recipe of many dishes. And this is not only pies and pastries, but also sauces, goulash, ravioli, noodles, dumplings, cheesecakes and many, many other goodies.
To prepare another delicacy, the hostess must strictly comply with the dosage of products. Usually it is indicated in grams, glasses and tablespoons. The last measure is universal. It is used for various bulk ingredients: sugar, flour, starch, gelatin.
They took to cooking, but nothing to weigh? What to do? There is no need to run to the store behind culinary scales or to pour flour at random. It is enough just to remember how many grams of flour are in 1 tablespoon, and you can never go wrong with its quantity, since a spoon, unlike weights, is surely in every kitchen.
How much flour is placed in a tablespoon?
When the cooking guide indicates that you need to take so many tablespoons, you usually have in mind the standard cutlery with a low slide (sometimes, it’s true, they specify - without a slide). Again, a difficult question: how much is a “hill”? Usually its height reaches 5 cm.
So, how many grams of flour in a tablespoon, if you type it with the "top" and flush with the edges? The weight of wheat flour in 1 tbsp. l will be like this:
- without slides - 20 g;
- with a hill - 30 g;
- with a small slide (about 2-3 cm) - 25 g.
Accordingly, in a teaspoon will fit 9-12 grams of flour (depending on how exactly you scoop up - "with powder" or exactly a spoon).
But one important circumstance should be taken into account. When measuring the amount of solids, their weight depends on humidity. As you know, dry flour will be easier than wet flour, so you should always make allowances for this fact. Spoons can also be different. For example, the dining room nickel silver (such remained by many from Soviet times) is quite voluminous. It can fit up to 35 grams of flour. Modern cutlery more elegant. They hold no more than 30 g (if you recruit "from the heart" - with a 5-centimeter appendage).
If there are no scales at home, it is better to choose one spoon and always use it to measure the amount of the product.
Grade flour also affects its weight. So, barley and corn are somewhat heavier than wheat. If you type a spoonful of such a product without the top, you get 30 g. Pancake and oatmeats are equivalent in weight to wheat, and the soybean mass in 1 tbsp. l (if you do not make slides) will be 25 g.
Culinary workshop: 100 grams of flour - how many tablespoons?
Some dishes require precise proportions, otherwise, instead of a culinary masterpiece, something inedible may turn out. For example, if you bake a biscuit, then approximate measures of flour will not work. This is not a sauce or pancakes, where you can add flour to your taste, bringing the composition to the desired consistency and focusing not on recipe, but on personal experience.
If the recipe indicates the amount of flour in grams, then, again, a regular tablespoon will help. Knowing how much this product fits in it, you can not suffer and easily and simply translate grams into tablespoons.
To measure 100 grams of flour with a spoon, you should pour 5 spoons without a slide or 4 with a low slide.
And if the recipe contains 150 grams of flour - how many tablespoons? You put exactly such a portion in the dish (no more and no less) if you take 5 pieces with a big slide. Well, for those who prepare larger portions, this information is useful: 200 g of flour equal to 10 tbsp. l without slides.
"Add a glass of flour" - and how much is it a gram?
Such a measure of weight, like a glass, is used in cooking recipes no less than grams or tablespoons. And here there is a problem. If earlier the word "glass" meant the usual faceted, but now the design of such cutlery is quite diverse - they can be high and low. In order not to overdo it with flour, it is still better to focus on the traditional glass - with edges or thin-walled. Then the amount of flour in it will be:
- faceted - 130 g or 6 and a half tablespoons without a slide;
- thin-walled - 160 g (which means 8 tbsp. without top)
The glass is measured with a small slide.
Even if such a modern device as electronic scales has settled in your kitchen, it can always present surprises, for example, batteries will sit down or electronics will break. But this does not force you to abandon the preparation of a delicious dish. Indeed, at hand is always a reliable and convenient measure - a tablespoon!