Baking by Weight: The Handy Dandy Chart

Caveat – I did all this weighing myself using two flour providers and two different methods.  All the flours are from Bob’s Red Mill with the exception of the superfine brown and white rice flours which are from Authentic Brands.

I scooped directly from the flour container (dipped) and swept off the top to make it even (think Ina Garten) and the other method was to spoon the flour gently (spooned) into the measuring cup to the top (not Ina).  I weighed both which you can see on the chart.

If I were converting a recipe from cup volumes to weight (grams or ounces) I would probably take an average measure from both categories to start and then fiddle with it from how the test recipe turns out.  You do realize that it is a crap-shoot converting the recipe from volume to weight (from AP flour to GF flour) the first time?  You should think of it as a test and buy enough to make a second batch.  That’s what I do – and sometimes I do more testing so that when I post the recipe with weights – it is just about right for the flours I use (which I always try to mention).

We are gluten-free around here, so that’s what how we make recipes. But just so you know – once a recipe is done with weights it can be prepared with any number of flours including regular old AP flour. That means Canteen recipes can be made gluten-free or not gluten-free – whatever you wish.

ONE VOLUME CUP DIPPED SPOONED
Almond Flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 114 grams and 4 ounces 93 grams and 3 1/4 ounces
Coconut Flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 135 grams and 4 3/4 ounces 106 grams and 4  1/4 ounces
Corn Starch, GF (Bob’s Red Mill) 139 grams and 4 7/8 ounces 123 grams and 4 1/4 ounces
Millet flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 140 grams and 5 ounces 133 grams and 4 3/4 ounces
Oat flour, GF (Bob’s Red Mill) 120 grams and 4 1/4 ounces 98 grams and 3 1/2 ounces
Peanut Flour (Southern Grace Farms) 132 grams and 4 5/8 ounces 105 grams and 3 3/4 ounces
Potato Flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 199 grams and 7 ounces 176 grams and 6 1/4 ounces
Potato starch (Bob’s Red Mill) 168 grams and 5 7/8 ounces 153 grams and 5 3/8 ounces
Sorghum flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 135 grams and 4 3/4 ounces 115 grams and 4 1/8 ounces
Superfine brown rice flour (Authentic Brand) 143 grams and 5 ounces 125 grams and 4 3/8 ounces
Superfine white rice flour (Authentic Brand) 171 grams and 6 ounces 138 grams and 4 7/8 ounces
Sweet Rice flour (Authentic Brand) 163 grams and 5 3/4 ounces 140 grams and 4 7/8 ounces
Tapioca Starch (Bob’s Red Mill) 136 grams and 4 3/4 ounces 123 grams and 4 1/4 ounces
Teff Flour (Bob’s Red Mill) 167 grams and 6 ounces 150 grams and 5 1/4 ounces