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Old 05-21-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP (again!) need your advice IMMEDIATELY!

I screwed up! Darn...I hate this metric thing. I will NEVER get used to it! I was trying to figure out how much pineapple I needed in my Pineapple Nut Drop cookies when it said I needed a 10 oz can. The cans here are 389 mls. So somewhere I had checked to see how many mls to an oz..or vice versa and realized that if I used a 1/4 cup of pineapple extra (from an 8 oz measuring cup) then it would be the equivalent of 10 oz.

The problem is that I didn't measure out an 8 oz cup! I used the whole can PLUS 1/4 cup and dumped it into my batter before I realized it. So, I have the equivalent of 448 mls and about 1 and 1/2 times the pineapple that it called for. DARN! Now, what the heck do I do? Here's the recipe and I've only gotten to the part where I added the pineapple and the nuts.

2/3 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
one 10 oz can crushed pineapple including juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt.

The next part is just to add the dry ingredients....

Should I add extra flour and baking soda and salt? Darn! I don't want this batter to be so juicy that it will run all over the cookie sheet.

Thank you for your help and I'll wait till I hear from some of you experts.

Jovin

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Old 05-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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I'm not a baker, but it seems that if you multiply your other ingredients by .5 and add that amount of each, you will simply have increased your recipe by half.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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it's more serious than that.

canned goods in USA are almost without exception specified by weight, not volume.

grams = weight, convertible to ounces
ml = volume, convertible to ounces, just not the same ounces.

a 10 ounce by weight can is not 10 fluid ounces by volume.

it's not easy being metric.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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I agree with Craig. No baker here either, but as long as you get a cookie-like dough, you should be fine.
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I think a kitchen scale that can do metric and US weights would be the easiest solution.
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HELP (again!) need your advice IMMEDIATELY! [COLOR="Purple"]I screwed up! Darn...I hate this metric thing. I will NEVER get used to it! I was trying to figure out how much pineapple I needed in my Pineapple Nut Drop cookies when it said I needed a 10 oz can. The cans here are 389 mls. So somewhere I had checked to see how many mls to an oz..or vice versa and realized that if I used a 1/4 cup of pineapple extra (from an 8 oz measuring cup) then it would be the equivalent of 10 oz.[/COLOR] [COLOR="SeaGreen"]The problem is that I didn't measure out an 8 oz cup! I used the whole can PLUS 1/4 cup and dumped it into my batter before I realized it. So, I have the equivalent of 448 mls and about 1 and 1/2 times the pineapple that it called for. DARN! Now, what the heck do I do? Here's the recipe and I've only gotten to the part where I added the pineapple and the nuts. [/COLOR] [COLOR="Black"][/COLOR]2/3 cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg one 10 oz can crushed pineapple including juice 1/2 cup chopped nuts 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt. [COLOR="Red"]The next part is just to add the dry ingredients....[/COLOR] [COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]Should I add extra flour and baking soda and salt? Darn! I don't want this batter to be so juicy that it will run all over the cookie sheet. Thank you for your help and I'll wait till I hear from some of you experts. Jovin [/COLOR] 3 stars 1 reviews
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