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Old 10-25-2016, 07:15 PM   #1
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Recipe amount clarification

Hello,

I would like to ask if someone could clarify an ingredient amount in this recipe URL.

Ultra-Low Carb Butter Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you change the Unit from US Imperial to Metric it gives the Almond flour as - 354 15/17ml. However this is a little confusing as it seems it should read something like 354 OR 15/17ml. What does this measurement mean please?

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hello,

I would like to ask if someone could clarify an ingredient amount in this recipe URL.

Ultra-Low Carb Butter Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you change the Unit from US Imperial to Metric it gives the Almond flour as - 354 15/17ml. However this is a little confusing as it seems it should read something like 354 OR 15/17ml. What does this measurement mean please?

Thank you
354.88 grams is what the 1-1/2 cups converts to. I don't trust recipes that make errors in the conversions.
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Old 10-26-2016, 12:59 PM   #3
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15/17 is the fractional representation of .88

So 354 and 15/17 milliliters is the same thing as 354.88 ml.

Whatever software they used for the conversion just used a fraction instead of a decimal.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:14 PM   #4
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15/17 is the fractional representation of .88

So 354 and 15/17 milliliters is the same thing as 354.88 ml.

Whatever software they used for the conversion just used a fraction instead of a decimal.
If you'll notice they used mL and not grams. That is what Craig was referring to since mL is a volume unit of measure, i.e. liquids, versus mass, i.e. solids.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:41 PM   #5
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The OP was referring to the confusing fraction and I showed her the math. To be honest, I ignored your husband's post and was answering the OP, not him.

Over the years you've been here, you have followed me around here 'defending' your boy, as if he can't speak for himself. I don't post very often anymore, and when I do, I don't need you jumping on me. Whatever your problem is, take it elsewhere. I'm over it. Consider yourself blocked.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:42 PM   #6
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The US measure was for fluid ounces which is a volume measurement. That converts to 354.88ml (354 15/17th ml) which is also a volume measurement. I'd go with 355ml.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:01 PM   #7
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The bag of almond flour in my cupboard says 1/4 cup = 28 grams. So 1-1/2 cups would be 168 grams.
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The bag of almond flour in my cupboard lists 1/4 cup as 28 grams. So 1-1/2 cups would be 168 grams.
The recipe measurements are in volume measures - fluid ounces and ml.
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The US measure was for fluid ounces which is a volume measurement. That converts to 354.88ml (354 15/17th ml) which is also a volume measurement. I'd go with 355ml.
No, the amount was 1-1/2 CUPS. It doesn't change to fluid ounces until you click on metric, then click back to US imperial. Go look at the recipe again and try it. Regardless, you obviously don't measure almond flour in fluid ounces. Other solids (cream cheese and softened butter) are noted in ounces and convert correctly to grams. Nor should 354 15/17 be used. If you use metric, you use metric. If you use imperial, you use imperial. It would be like saying somebody weighed 140.5 pounds, while everybody knows what is meant, it is technically incorrect and should be 140-1/2 pounds. Recipe writing should be a form of technical writing, especially if you are posting it for others to use.
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The recipe measurements are in volume measures - fluid ounces and ml.
Right. I understand that.

1/4 cup of almond flour by volume weighs 28 grams. Again, this is according to the nutritional information on an actual bag of almond flour.
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