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Old 07-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #41
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I think the problem is converting "cups" luckytrim? (To ounces or grams)
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #42
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I find anything to do with numbers disconcerting. Conversion is fine if it works out neatly, but it mostly doesn't! I went to a recipe site recently that has a "converter" from cups to grams - but my scales don't measure down to decimal points.

This is really only a problem for baking, where the measurements need to be pretty specific. For anything else, I tend to just "wing it".

I am actually considering getting a measuring "cup" so I can use American baking recipes.
What are you baking that you need to know decimal of a gram?
I do not know any recipe where 1 gram would make a difference. Measuring with cups could be a difference of many-many grams, forget about decimal points.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #43
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I think the problem is converting "cups" luckytrim? (To ounces or grams)

Apples and oranges ?
A cup of "A" won't weigh the same as a cup of "B" - but a gram is always a gram............

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.............
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #44
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What are you baking that you need to know decimal of a gram?
I do not know any recipe where 1 gram would make a difference. Measuring with cups could be a difference of many-many grams, forget about decimal points.

Hi CharlieD. I am not baking anything that requires decimals. That's the point. When you convert cups to grams you end up with some strange numbers. And baking is not something I am overly confident with, so I tend to stick to recipes where I can weigh the ingredients accurately on my scales. This means I am missing out on some great US recipes.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:32 PM   #45
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Does this help at all ??

More useful measurements


Almonds ground 1c <75g
Apple, 1med, sliced 1c 125g
Banana, 1med, sliced 1c 175g
Barley, pearl uncooked 1c 175g
Beetroot, 1 med, sliced 1c 125g
Beans, dry 1c 225g
Breadcrumbs, fresh 1c 50g
Breadcrumbs, dry 1c 100g
Butter 1c 225g
Butter 1 stick 100g
Cabbage, raw, sliced 1c >75g
Cheese, cheddar,
grated 1c 100g
Cheese, parmesan,
grated 1c 75g
Cheese, cream, curd,
cottage 1c 225g
Chicken, raw or cooked,
chopped 1c 225g
Chocolate plain 1 squar 25g
Cocoa powder 1c <100g
Coconut, desiccated 1c 50g
Cornflour, cornstarch 1c 100g
Cornmeal, polenta 1c 100g
Courgette, zucchini,
1med, sliced 1c 125g
Crackers, crushed 1c 75g
Cranberries, whole 1c >75g
Cream, single, whipping,
double 1c unwhipped
2c whipped 225ml
Cucumber, sliced or
chopped 1c 125g
Currants 1c 125g
Cut mixed peel,
candied fruit 1c 125g
Dates, chopped or whole 1c 200g
Graham crackers,
Digestive biscuits 1c >75g
Eggs ? whites 8-10 1c 225g
Eggs ? yolks 12-15 1c 225g
Flour, plain, SR 1c 125g
Flour, Brown 1c 125g
Flour, wholewheat,
graham 1c 150g
Gelatine, powdered 1 envelope <7g
Herbs, fresh, chopped 1c 50g
Lemon 1 med. 2tbs juice, 1tsp zest 30ml juice, 5ml zest
Lemon juice 1c 225ml
Lentils, uncooked 1c 125g
Liquids 1c 240ml
1pt 450ml
1qt 900ml
1gal 3.75ltrs
Macaroni, uncooked 1c >100g
Mayonnaise 1c 175g
Meat, raw or cooked
Chopped 1c 225g
Meat, thinly sliced 1 1/2c 225g
Mincemeat 1c 275g
Mushrooms, raw, sliced 1c 50g - 75g
Nuts, broken or coarsely
chopped ? walnuts,
hazelnuts, almonds 1c 100g
Nuts- peanuts, pecans 1c 25g
Oatmeal, porridge oats 1c 75g
Oil 1c 240ml
Onion, chopped 1c 125g
Oysters, raw, shelled 1pt 450g
Potatoes, 1 med, raw,
sliced, diced 1c 175g - 200g
Potatoes, cooked, mashed 1c 225g
Peanut butter 1c 225g
Pepper, red, green, sliced 1c 100g - 125g
Pepper red, green, diced 1c 125g - 175g
Pumpkin, tinned, cooked,
mashed 1c 225g
Raisins 1c 175g
Rice, uncooked 1c 175g 3-4 c cooked
Semolina 1c 100g
Shallots, 6med 1/4c 25g
Suet, shredded 1c >100g
Sugar, caster/granulated 1c 200g
Sugar, brown 1c 140g
Sugar, icing/confectioners 1c <100g
Sultanas 1c 175g
Sweet potatoes, chopped 1c 125g
Tomatoes, 1 med, chopped 1c 125g - 175g
Treacle, molasses 1c 350g
Yeast fresh 1pkg / cake 15g
Yeast dry 1pkg 7g 10ml




1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5ml spoon
1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15ml spoon
2 tablespoons liquid = 1/8 Cup
5 tablespoons liquid = 1/3 Cup
8 tablespoons liquid = 1/2 Cup
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #46
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Does this help at all ??

More useful measurements


Almonds ground 1c <75g
Apple, 1med, sliced 1c 125g
Banana, 1med, sliced 1c 175g
Barley, pearl uncooked 1c 175g
Beetroot, 1 med, sliced 1c 125g
Beans, dry 1c 225g
Breadcrumbs, fresh 1c 50g
Breadcrumbs, dry 1c 100g
Butter 1c 225g
Butter 1 stick 100g
Cabbage, raw, sliced 1c >75g
Cheese, cheddar,
grated 1c 100g
Cheese, parmesan,
grated 1c 75g
Cheese, cream, curd,
cottage 1c 225g
Chicken, raw or cooked,
chopped 1c 225g
Chocolate plain 1 squar 25g
Cocoa powder 1c <100g
Coconut, desiccated 1c 50g
Cornflour, cornstarch 1c 100g
Cornmeal, polenta 1c 100g
Courgette, zucchini,
1med, sliced 1c 125g
Crackers, crushed 1c 75g
Cranberries, whole 1c >75g
Cream, single, whipping,
double 1c unwhipped
2c whipped 225ml
Cucumber, sliced or
chopped 1c 125g
Currants 1c 125g
Cut mixed peel,
candied fruit 1c 125g
Dates, chopped or whole 1c 200g
Graham crackers,
Digestive biscuits 1c >75g
Eggs ? whites 8-10 1c 225g
Eggs ? yolks 12-15 1c 225g
Flour, plain, SR 1c 125g
Flour, Brown 1c 125g
Flour, wholewheat,
graham 1c 150g
Gelatine, powdered 1 envelope <7g
Herbs, fresh, chopped 1c 50g
Lemon 1 med. 2tbs juice, 1tsp zest 30ml juice, 5ml zest
Lemon juice 1c 225ml
Lentils, uncooked 1c 125g
Liquids 1c 240ml
1pt 450ml
1qt 900ml
1gal 3.75ltrs
Macaroni, uncooked 1c >100g
Mayonnaise 1c 175g
Meat, raw or cooked
Chopped 1c 225g
Meat, thinly sliced 1 1/2c 225g
Mincemeat 1c 275g
Mushrooms, raw, sliced 1c 50g - 75g
Nuts, broken or coarsely
chopped ? walnuts,
hazelnuts, almonds 1c 100g
Nuts- peanuts, pecans 1c 25g
Oatmeal, porridge oats 1c 75g
Oil 1c 240ml
Onion, chopped 1c 125g
Oysters, raw, shelled 1pt 450g
Potatoes, 1 med, raw,
sliced, diced 1c 175g - 200g
Potatoes, cooked, mashed 1c 225g
Peanut butter 1c 225g
Pepper, red, green, sliced 1c 100g - 125g
Pepper red, green, diced 1c 125g - 175g
Pumpkin, tinned, cooked,
mashed 1c 225g
Raisins 1c 175g
Rice, uncooked 1c 175g 3-4 c cooked
Semolina 1c 100g
Shallots, 6med 1/4c 25g
Suet, shredded 1c >100g
Sugar, caster/granulated 1c 200g
Sugar, brown 1c 140g
Sugar, icing/confectioners 1c <100g
Sultanas 1c 175g
Sweet potatoes, chopped 1c 125g
Tomatoes, 1 med, chopped 1c 125g - 175g
Treacle, molasses 1c 350g
Yeast fresh 1pkg / cake 15g
Yeast dry 1pkg 7g 10ml




1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5ml spoon
1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 15ml spoon
2 tablespoons liquid = 1/8 Cup
5 tablespoons liquid = 1/3 Cup
8 tablespoons liquid = 1/2 Cup

Actually, that's very helpful. I have copied and pasted it. Thanks very much!
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #47
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Hi CharlieD. I am not baking anything that requires decimals. That's the point. When you convert cups to grams you end up with some strange numbers. And baking is not something I am overly confident with, so I tend to stick to recipes where I can weigh the ingredients accurately on my scales. This means I am missing out on some great US recipes.
KAty, don't be afraid of those numbers, just round them up to something reasonable, .235789 is .25 and thus it is a quarter .
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #48
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TL, we do have self rising flour.
Presto Self Rising Cake Flour 2 Lb. - Reily Foods Company
It is called cake flour. There is another company also that makes it. It is a soft red winter wheat flour. Down south they sell a brand called Lily flour. White LilyŽ - A Note To Our Consumers - Flour Mill FAQs
It is a very light flour unlike our regular flour like King Arthur's. Our regular flour is a hard winter wheat flour and heavier than the soft red winter wheat.

We can get the soft cake flour with or without the self rising component added. Just thought you would like to know.

The cake flour makes heavenly biscuits.
Aha! I've seen the "Barefoot Contessa" use cake flour on Food Network but didn't know what it was. Thanks for the explanation, Addie.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #49
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Allow me to disagree here. America has no sense at all when it comes to measuring system. The whole wide world is using metric. If America were using metric it would be so much easier. And I am absolutely positive there would be even economic benefits for the whole country as far as trade go. I for sure see it in our company, we are having really hard time with manufacturing stuff for Europe, because they do not want American Standard, they want metric stuff.
You have my sympathies. An ounce is 28.349 grammes so 60 grammes is more than 2 ounces . In theory, if a 1/4 metric cup holds 60 grammes, a metric cup should hold 240 grammes but it doesn't. It holds 250 grammes. As I said earlier, for most cooking this wouldn't make a lot of difference but can cause chaos if you are baking from a recipe that uses the American standard ounce cups. 10 grammes isn't much but if you are batch baking or making a very large cake things could go very wrong.
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