Quatre Quarts Gateau

My mother, who is 92, has a scale that I used to love playing with as a child. I knew it wasn’t a toy, but I just liked weighing random items and gradually adding weights until both plates balanced perfectly. I was always nerdy. Weighing ingredients makes so much more sense than measuring to me.

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Recipes

When I write recipes, I am sometimes specific. After all, for some ingredients, especially when it comes to baking, specific is the only way to go. If I list “8 ounces of cream” or “2 tablespoons of butter,” these ingredients definitely need to be measured for proper baked goods. I’m much less specific with a

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