When I don't have time to bake my own bread I love letting the Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine
bake it for me. It produces a full 2lb loaf, it can back bread with a wide variety of crusts and actually makes full wheat bread. Unfortunately, the recipe book that comes with the machine gives all the recipes using cup measures. Any baker worth their salt knows that you will get great bread much more reliably if you weigh your ingredients. I got tired of trying to do the conversion in my head so I created this little chart in Excel that gives you the weight of both the flour and water in lbs and ozs. Why do I go to one decimal place? Simple, that's how accurate my little weighing machine is.
This little chart has eliminated all the silly mistakes that happen when I try to do the calculations in my head or when I try to measure cups (the phone rings or the dog barks and I forget how many cups of flour I put in). You can download the chart for printing in PDF format. Oh, a bonus tip one of the best baking blogs is www.realbakingwithrose.com