Since April I've been participating in the Gluten Free Ratio Rally. Aside from being part of an awesome culinary experiment, I really appreciate the Ratio Rally for influencing how I bake food. As a group we pull inspiration from Michael Ruhlman's Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind Everyday Cooking for our approach to baking.
Instead of relying on strict recipes based on measuring by volume, ratio cooking relies on baking by weight. There's two things I really love about baking by weight measurements.
1. Every baked recipe can be based on a simple ratio of ingredients. You can then use ingredients you already have at home or any of your favorite flavor combinations to create your own signature recipe. And the best part about cooking by weight is you can easily make a 1-2 serving batter when experimenting to quickly create a recipe.
2. You can bake without making a huge mess. There's been a variety of recipes where the only thing I've dirtied is a spoon, a bowl, and a baking pan. This is because you can pour all your ingredients into a bowl and measure them with a food scale, zeroing it out as you add each ingredient. It makes clean up a total breeze.
Because of all this, I want to hold a giveaway where the prizes are Ruhlman's book with all the food ratios and the food scale I use with my ratio baking. I've fallen in love with both the book and the scale, and wholly recommend them both to all of my readers. So please, participate and share this giveaway with all your friends!
What's being given away?
1 copy of Ruhlman's Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind Everyday Cooking and 1 Salter Food Scale
How to participate?
Minimum: Share this post using some social media (Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc.) and leave a comment letting me know you would like to participate and how you shared this post.
Earn up to 4 additional entries: Do any of the following, each worth 1 additional entry
-Find a recipe on the blog that you'd like to try making, or that you have some way of improving and comment on that post.
-Share this post via some social media (Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc) and leave a comment on this post letting me know.
-Subscribe to my RSS Feed, leave a comment saying you did.
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When does this giveaway end?
June 26th, 2011
Thank you to all my readers, and I hope your as excited about ratio cooking as I am!