Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 Ruhlman's Ratio and Food Scale Giveaway

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Go to Lauren's blog and Erin's blog for the past two months recipe posts from the Gluten Free Ratio Rally. Thank you to both again for hosting in April and May!

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.

NOTE: Blogger has had some issues this past month with posting comments. This should be resolved, but if you're having trouble posting a comment, please contact me using the Contact Me page.

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!


  1. Shared on Twitter:!/PattiAnastasia/status/82485353449140224

  2. I, GFPizzazz, retweeted, posted on FB, and left a comment on your GF Blackberry Chicken with mixed rice.


  3. I retweeted this! and wow would I love to win that scale. :D

  4. and I commented on those Irish Potato candies, which I'm gonna try soon. I LOVE cinnamon (PS. this i GlutenfreeFinds :D

  5. And I posted your recipe page to my personal Facebook as well as mentioning the giveaway. Yeah, I really want to win this !

  6. I'd love the chance to win! I tweeted it out:!/MommaStaciA/status/83324116446355456 Thanks!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

  7. I subscribe to your RSS. Thanks!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

  8. Okay,

    I've subscribed to your RSS


    Tweeted your post. I created the account just for this. You've sucked me back into social media. I don't even have a Facebook. Feel special.