This giveaway is now closed. Congrats Josie and Jenny! We hope you love those pretty little kitchen scales .
It never really occurred to me that using a scale for baking was sometimes a necessary and useful addition. I thought using a scale was for wimps. Or neurotic measure-rs. Or those who have just graduated from the Easy Bake Oven. Man, do I miss that thing sometimes. Who knew that baking a mini cake with the power of a light bulb would be so much fun?
Luckily, I can say that most of my baked goods have turned out fine, but I can’t say the same for results from bread-making; I feel like the final outcome is different every time.
Lauren and I make fresh baked rolls for the homeless in our community, every Thursday, and I can honestly say that the bread dough seems to turn out different every.single.time. One batch will be sticky, one too dense, and another flat. Ok, I’ll admit that, on occasion, we have forgotten to add key ingredients, like eggs and butter…or perhaps a few cups of flour. Eh hem…the truth is out.
It’s about time to start weighing in on the ingredients. Thanks to our brand spankin’ new Escali scale , we enter a new era of more precise baking, and thus tastier results.
Check out these Lingerie Cookies made for my best High School friend’s Vegas bachelorette party. I wanted these to come out perfect so that I could trust them to travel well, taste good, and look pretty. I followed this blog for the sugar cookie recipe, and this blog for instructions on how to decorate the cookies.
They were a hit!
They took forever, but it was artsy, fun, and pretty easy to do. Just time consuming. Pop in a good movie or some chill tunes and sip on some vino. And by “good movie” I wouldn’t advise Blood Diamond. Sheesh that was far too intense for a lingerie cookie decorating session.
Just look at those sexy bums.
Now here are some beauuuutiful rolls.
There is a vast difference between measuring by weight versus throwing what you think is a cup of flour, especially when you are diving into a 25-lb. bag of flour with your 1-cup measuring utensil. You are bound to get a hefty amount of flour in that one scoop.
You can measure dry ingredients…
…and liquid ingredients!
Even if you are a bit messy, cleanup is made super simple with the single smooth glass surface that you can easily take a sponge to. The touch sensitive controls and results shown on a crisp display screen, make it easy and fun to use. I literally sat there weighing random things as soon as I received my scale, but I’m cool like that…
These bad boys come in really radical colors, if you couldn’t already tell. You’ll be sure to find one that will suit your kitchen decor or your personal preference.
Today we are giving away two of these Arti Glass Kitchen Scales by Escali, one of each color (shown, below).
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Deadline to enter is 10 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, Pacific Standard Time. This contest is open to United States and Canadian residents. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email. You will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There will be two winners, one for each of the scales.
Disclosure: Escali provided us with this Peacock Blue scale to try out and are also providing both scales for this giveaway. However, all opinions and statements about this product are our own. I was not paid for this post.