If you're serious about baking and pizza-making, a scale is a worthwhile investment. By measuring by weight, you're guaranteed accuracy, no matter how you pack the flour. Weighing your ingredients directly in the mixing bowl also means there are no extra measuring cups to wash.
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In an ideal world, we'd weigh all of our ingredients—it's the only way to guarantee 100% accuracy. But sometimes your kids steal the batteries from your scale to power their gaming habits and you need to dig out the cups and spoons. No matter how accurate your measuring cups and spoons are, the way you use them can skew the results.