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Old 07-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Help, again! How to measure!

The recipe for peanut butter cookies tells me to use 4 tblsps margarine melted....do I measure 4 tblsps and then just melt that or do I have to make sure the melted amount measures 4 tblsps!

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #2
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4 Tbsp and then melt.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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The recipe for peanut butter cookies tells me to use 4 tblsps margarine melted....do I measure 4 tblsps and then just melt that or do I have to make sure the melted amount measures 4 tblsps!

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It would measure the same amount either way.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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I was wondering that!

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It would measure the same amount either way.

Haven't got time to measure both ways... It's ELVIS MOVIE NIGHT and I'm making three things again...trying to cut down from four and running late. Thank you so much both of you!

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Old 07-03-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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My home ec teacher said to do it exactly as recipe states. If it says 4 tablespoons melted, I would measure 4 tablespoons and then melt it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:37 PM   #6
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Recipes are like that...

It means take 4 T of margerine (use butter !!!!) and melt it
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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Melt then measure, leave the residue behind. It would be like using claified butter.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #8
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That's how I interpreted it, too.

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My home ec teacher said to do it exactly as recipe states. If it says 4 tablespoons melted, I would measure 4 tablespoons and then melt it.

But I seem to have a knack for making a mountain out of a mole hill, as you all may have noticed by now. Thank you, all!
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Melt then measure, leave the residue behind. It would be like using claified butter.
The recipe means measure then melt.
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Even if building a mole hill, you should simply follow the directions. The rule: "If all else fails, read the directions" is a good one to follow.
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