Weighing pasta



  • snowflake954
    snowflake954 Posts: 8,400 Member
    edited May 2021
    Almost all unsweetened flour-based products are about 100kcals/oz (dry). That includes basic bread and dry pasta. There's more uncertainty in cooked pasta because it can soak up water over a range of proportions.

    I'm an approximate kind of guy, so I jam as much pasta as will fit in a cup measure and use one of the entries that puts that at about 280kcals. It's fast and easy.

    I live in Italy and make pasta almost everyday. The vision of "jamming" it in a cup, just makes me want to cry.
  • wilson10102018
    wilson10102018 Posts: 1,306 Member
    Set the strainer down on a plate on the scale. Weight will register. Take out your portion. weight will go down. That proportion of the total times the dry weight is how much you had.