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Do you pack it in?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:10 pm 
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I was just curious, and I couldn't find a thread on it in a search, but when you guys make seitan do you pack down the flour? I usually do, but in the Everyday Dish seitan sausage recipe, she says not to. Should I not do that from now on?

I also always pack down any flour, for bread or cupcakes or anything.

What's right?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:14 pm 
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I never pack flour down. I scoop and swipe.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:22 pm 
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You should never pack flour! Technically, you should spoon into your measuring cup, then level, but I'm too lazy for that shiitake so I make sure it's not too settled (I shake the container I keep the flour in to loosen it up) then I scoop and level.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:25 pm 
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i don't even level. I just scoop. I adjust if needed.

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No packing! I scoop and level.

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pandacookie wrote:
i don't even level. I just scoop. I adjust if needed.

Same here. The only thing that really needs to be exact is baking powder, baking soda, and acid. I do pack brown sugar though.


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I only pack brown sugar. Or basil, because I don't think that recipes ever have enough basil in them.

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poopiebitch wrote:
You should never pack flour! Technically, you should spoon into your measuring cup, then level, but I'm too lazy for that shiitake so I make sure it's not too settled (I shake the container I keep the flour in to loosen it up) then I scoop and level.


Yeah, I was taught you never, ever pack flour.

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I just scoop and shake it back and forth until it's level. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll scoop it with a spoon first and then level it with a knife.

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I confess that I had no idea what this thread would be about when I clicked on it (with a certain amount of trepidation). Now that I know what we're talking about, I'm bound to admit that while I don't pack in the flour, I do make it a point to BAKE IN THE FLAVOR!

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I have been doing it wrong! But my baked good generally turned out ok. I'm an ex-flour-packer because of this thread.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Thanks! Now I know!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:31 pm 
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I've never made seitan, but I only ever scoop and level off the top when measuring any flour.


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Wow. Just made the baked seitan in VOTC. So much better, without packing it in.

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Just paaaack it in. Just paaack it in. Give it a little pack pack packy.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:48 pm 
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poopiebitch wrote:
You should never pack flour!
Ok! Ok! I don't! I scoop and level.


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I am also a scoop and level person.


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Depending on the vessel my VWG is in at that moment, I either scoop or pour. I'm not all that precise in my vwg measurements for seitan. It's easy enough to adjust the liquid.

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Everytime I see this topic, I keep thinking, why yes, I do pack it in. If you are talking about yummy food that is.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:27 pm 
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No, I don't pack it in, I just scoop my measuring tin into the flour bag, roughly round off the top with my index finger and proceed.

Also, I thought you were going to ask if we ever pack it in on a a recipe that maybe looks like it isn't going to work out, like if our cupcakes sink or we accidentally put in 1/4 cup instead of 1/4 tsp of salt and I was going to say NEVER. NEVER EVER. I GO DOWN WITH THE SHIP. *white knuckles shipwheel*

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