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Old 09-18-2006, 07:40 AM   #21
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It's the cup versus weight by scales that gets me!
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Also - 1 teaspoon is 5g or 5ml.
This is true as a liquid measure, but you must remember that if you are measuring flour or something, it could be much less in weights.

That is why, in addition to metric measurements, I prefer going by weights rather than volume (like cup, spoon etc.) when you need to be exact about the amounts of ingredients. When I was less wise, I made a big mistake when I saw a cake recipe saying "200g of flour" and going on to use just 1 cup of it.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:54 PM   #23
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When you buy stuff at the supermarket... it says $So much /per pound.
When you take it home, it would measure to 450 grams.
When you are using a recipe sometimes it says use 1lb (500g)
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If you had a gold mine and I wanted to buy a pound of gold, and all you had was a metric scale, would you give me 500 grams? I doubt it. Why would you think the supermarket or butcher would do any different when selling you "stuff"? The problem isn't with the stores -- it's either your recipes or your understanding of them.
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I'd probably charge you per gram if it was gold.
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The recipe says (500g) ... so I think I understand just fine.
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Gobo, the problem is that no one understands what it is you want. Do you have a question, or are you just here to annoy the grownups?
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My question was is it 450 or 500
I got an answer already, but you kept going.
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gobo, which weighs more? a pound of lead, or a pound of goose down feathers?
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where are you going with this?
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i said, i said; just answer they question boy...
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