Measuring flour with a digital scale vs. measuring cup: a debate (VIDEO).

You Should Measure Flour With a Digital Scale, Not a Measuring Cup. Here’s Why. (Video)

You Should Measure Flour With a Digital Scale, Not a Measuring Cup. Here’s Why. (Video)

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Dec. 2 2014 2:37 PM

You Should Measure Flour With a Digital Scale, Not a Measuring Cup. Here’s Why.

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When you’re baking bread or cake or cookies, do you measure out flour using measuring cups? I do. And my colleague Jamelle Bouie assures me that I am dreadfully mistaken as to the acceptability of this method.

Watch Jamelle attempt to convince me that I need to get out a digital scale every time I make brownies and explain—fairly convincingly—why his approach is superior.

L.V. Anderson is a former Slate associate editor.

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.