yanom wrote: As if, using scales makes sense when baking bread but not when making tea.
I didn't make any progress baking bread reliably until I gave up my scale and just went for the feel of the dough. <shrug> Unfortunately I've had no success teaching others that 'this here is just right' - apparently no substitute for experience. Come to think of it the guy who first taught me how to bake bread was so frustrated with me because I wasn't getting him saying 'here, this is right, can you feel it?'.... Occasionally people ask me to teach them how to make bread, and I show them my way but tell them to do it by weight for a while, pay close attention to the results, and eventually it will become obvious and they can stop weighing. Sometimes that happens, sometimes not. Whatever works.