Gluten-free baking experts are quick to recommend that you pay close attention to measuring your flours and starches. No eyeballing! This means filling your measuring cup full, but no packing it down. Scrape the top of the measuring cup with a flat edged implement like a knife to remove the excess. This same guideline applies to measuring spoons.
While these are helpful strategies, keep in mind that ten people can measure a cup of flour and a food scale will reveal ten different weights. Why? Because the flour or starch can have pockets of air that may not be visible and this air is included in your measurement. This is why pastry chefs often use scales to weigh their dry ingredients to ensure accuracy. So, if you’re passionate about detail and accuracy, you may want to take your measuring prowess up a notch by investing in a kitchen scale that will weigh your ingredients. This way you can be assured that you are getting a true measurement for your dry ingredients. Your gluten-free recipe will thank you for it by providing better results!