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Old 03-01-2007, 12:09 PM   #11
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Get yourself some of these - they have the measures printed right on them.
In addition you need to know that these cups are only for DRY measure such as flour, sugar, rice and the like. Wet measuring cups look like little pitchers and have a spout on one side. They, too, will be marked with the ounces, and sometimes metric as well.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #12
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In addition you need to know that these cups are only for DRY measure such as flour, sugar, rice and the like.
This is true, but the measurements are the same on both. A cup in a dry measure is the same as a cup in a wet measure. The difference is just that if you try to measure a cup of liquid in a dry measure then you will spill some at some point most likely and if you try to measure dry stuff in a wet measure then there is no way to level it off to make sure you have an accurate measurement.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #13
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I thought that this page was helpful
conversion table for u.s. and metric | kitchen charts
(a cup of bricks weighs more than a cup of feathers)
example:
Butter or Margarine
1/8 cup = 30 grams
1/4 cup = 55 grams
1/3 cup = 75 grams
3/8 cup = 85 grams
1/2 cup = 115 grams
5/8 cup = 140 grams
2/3 cup = 150 grams
3/4 cup = 170 grams
7/8 cup = 200 grams
1 cup = 225 grams
Cake Flour
1/8 cup = 10 grams
1/4 cup = 20 grams
1/3 cup = 25 grams
3/8 cup = 30 grams
1/2 cup = 50 grams
5/8 cup = 60 grams
2/3 cup = 65 grams
3/4 cup = 70 grams
7/8 cup = 85 grams
1 cup = 95 grams
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #14
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never saw no recipe callin fer a cup of bricks! What you be makin? (lol)
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:06 PM   #15
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never saw no recipe callin fer a cup of bricks! What you be makin? (lol)
redrabbit's making the fudgy brownie recipe that's linked on the bottom of the original post.

Redrabbit - best of luck to you!
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:48 PM   #16
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never saw no recipe callin fer a cup of bricks! What you be makin? (lol)
bricks vs feathers is a common way to illustrate that different volumes have different weights
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:18 AM   #17
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Hey everyone,

I cooked my brownies last night. They came out quite well. I didn't actually add any chocolate, as the recipe didn't say too, although I was tempted!

I used table spoons and teaspoons to measure the mixture and they came out more than edible!

My two friends are coming over tonight to have vegetarian lasagne (Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne from Delia Online, the fudge brownies, and ceasar salad - not in that order!

Thanks again to everyone, it was a great help.

Anyone want a brownie?
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:50 AM   #18
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"I cooked my brownies last night. They came out quite well. I didn't actually add any chocolate, as the recipe didn't say too, although I was tempted!"

What does this mean? You didn't add the cocoa? How did you get "brownies"? Am I missing something?

Buy some measuring cups and lose the tablespoon.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:59 AM   #19
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Hello,

I used cocoe, not cooking chocolate - that's what I meant.

The tablespoons worked fine though. Although I may look today for some cups/spoons.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:16 PM   #20
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Congrats on your inventive spirit. It is always a breath of fresh air to hear of someone overcoming the obstacles in life.
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