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Old 01-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Recipe calls for 12 slices of bread

Hi yall,

I have a bread pudding recipe I want to try but the recipe calls for 12 slices of bread, but I am using french bread, so I need to know how many cups of bread 12 slices would equal. Now obviously I don't want to go cube up 12 slices of white bread for no reason just to find out, so any help yall can provide regarding this is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Store bought sliced bread usually is an ounce a slice so you need 12 ounces of French bread. Sorry if you don't have a scale.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thanks. The loaf of french bread I have is a pound, so I'll eyeball it and use roughly 3/4's of the loaf.
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The precision side of me hates when recipes call for slices of bread, or even cups of bread. Neither one is even close to an accurate measurement. I wish more recipes would use weight in addition to the other measurements.
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Hi yall,

I have a bread pudding recipe I want to try but the recipe calls for 12 slices of bread, but I am using french bread, so I need to know how many cups of bread 12 slices would equal. Now obviously I don't want to go cube up 12 slices of white bread for no reason just to find out, so any help yall can provide regarding this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks a bunch in advance,
CDavis504

If you'll be using a pan, I'd slice the French bread to fill the pan and still leave room for the rest of the ingredients. Your 3/4 loaf idea sounds good, too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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Store bought sliced bread usually is an ounce a slice so you need 12 ounces of French bread...
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Thanks, that's just one of the many almost useless bits of information rattling around in my brain. As a kid I'd read labels and noticed that Wonder bread was in a 16 ounce loaf. Exercising my counting skills, I determined there were 16 slices of bread in the bag. The math was easy.
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If you can tell me how much weight the bread loses by toasting it within 30 seconds I'll really be impressed
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33.5% of the weight is lost during toasting.
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33.5% of the weight is lost during toasting.
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