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Old 01-09-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Weights and Measure

As I’ve mention many times before, I have real hard times with Standard measure system. And it wouldn’t be so bad if I had to fallow just a simple recipe, but most of the time, I have to either multiply or divide and that is where the real problem starts. I have no patients for that. Spoons of all calibers, cups, fluid ounces and dry ounces, ahhhhhhhhhhh.

I’m going crazy here, help me out please.


Below are 2 recipes, I need to multiply the first one by 20 and the second one by 10. Please help.


1. Deep Frying Batter


¼ cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons water
1 egg, beaten




2. Stir Fry Sauce


¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar

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Old 01-09-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'll try the second recipe

2 1/2 cups soy sauce
5 cups chicken broth
1 1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/4 cup sugar.

I hope this was not a trick question
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:36 PM   #3
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1. Deep Frying Batter


5 cup cornstarch
2.5 C flour
2.5 C sugar
5 teaspoon baking soda
3.75 C water
20 egg, beaten

This is a accurate arithmetic extension of the recipe but I can;t guarantee it will work with these exact proportions in reality.


2. Stir Fry Sauce


2.5 cup soy sauce
5 cup chicken broth
1.25C water
1.25C cornstarch
1.25C tablespoons sugar

Here you go, Charlie. Good luck
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:41 PM   #4
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Below are 2 recipes, I need to multiply the first one by 20 and the second one by 10. Please help.

1. Deep Frying Batter


¼ cup cornstarch - 5 cups
2 tablespoons flour - 40 tbsps
2 tablespoons sugar - 40 tbsps
¼ teaspoon baking soda - 5 tsps
3 tablespoons water - 60 tbsps
1 egg, beaten - 20 eggs





2. Stir Fry Sauce


¼ cup soy sauce - 2-1/2 cups
½ cup chicken broth - 5 cups
2 tablespoons water - 20 tbsps
2 tablespoons cornstarch - 20 tbsps
2 tablespoons sugar - 20 tbsps

Please note that if it is too tiresome to count 20 tbsps (let alone 40 of them) of anything, let us hope that Andy will come to the rescue by converting all these tbsps to their cup (or fractions thereof) equivalents.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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Thank you very much.

And, yes it would be very tiresome to count 40 tbspoons.
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:11 PM   #6
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Assuiming you have a PC running windows, select Start>All Programs>Accessories>Calculator.

Give a man a fish, ...
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:25 PM   #7
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select Start>All Programs>Accessories>Calculator.



... Metric!
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... Metric!
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:08 PM   #9
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I can joke about this subject for very short time it is just too painful for me.
I've been advocating move toward metric all alone. Something that is simple, easy to learn as 1 2 3, and the rest of the world (the only time when it is a good thing coming from the rest of the world) uses it. Even British, that came up with the darn system, are moving away from it.
So, thank you for the idea, but I do not like fishing, I like cooking.
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Charlie - you and others might find this site useful ... for several things - OnlineConversions.com
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