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Old 10-17-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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Hi, this is my first post. I love cooking, but frequently run out of ideas, so I'm hoping that I can get inspiration from here.

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Old 10-17-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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Welcome Kaika! You'll find so many super recipes here that you won't know where to begin.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:44 PM   #3
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:20 PM   #4
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thanks very much for your posts, I've had a look around, there's so much to read, I'm sure I can't complain "what shall I cook for supper" for ages.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:41 PM   #5
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A warm welcome to you. Hope you are not overwhelmed by the many choices that DC has to offer.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thanks, boufa06; I'm trying to orientate myself, are you all in Amerika or Europe? I noticed having to put in the time zone when I registered. If you are in America, I'll be a pain in you know what, pestering for quantity conversions. I'm in England, but come from Germany, so metric for me all the way, got used to ounces (sort of), but cups don't mean anything to me. :)
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:35 AM   #7
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Kaika, Europe is where I am right now. Do not worry about measurements and conversions as the members here will be able to assist you one way or another. To help you get started, here are some useful information:

1 cup flour - 155gm (5oz)
1 cup sugar (crystal or castor) - 250gm (8oz)
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed - 185gm (6oz)
1 cup icing sugar, sifted - 185gm (6oz)
1 cup butter - 250gm (8oz)
1 cup honey, golden syrup, treacle - 375gm (12oz)
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs - 60gm (2oz)
1 cup packaged dry breadcrumbs - 155gm (5oz)
1 cup crushed biscuit crumbs - 125gm (4oz)
1 cup rice, uncooked - 220gm (7oz)
1 cup mixed fruit or sultanas etc - 185gm (6oz)
1 cup nuts, chopped - 125gm (4oz)
1 coconut, dessicated - 90gm (3oz)
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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thanks Boufa, that's really great, I've got it safely stored away. My best friend and I are trying new recipes, because, after 30 years of cooking, it can get a bit tedious to say the least. The measurments have always flummoxed me, because I was spoiled being brought up in metric, straightforward thinking in 10s etc. I might have the courage to post a recipe soon. It seems a bit presumptious being new and all that.
Anyway, hopefully speak soon, it's past 2 am, I'm a bit of a nightowl, but have to give in now and go to sleep.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:26 PM   #9
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Hi kaika, welcome to the community.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:47 PM   #10
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Welcome Kaika, its so nice to have you here with us.
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