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Jovin 07-03-2014 03:17 PM

Help, again! How to measure!
 
The recipe for peanut butter cookies tells me to use 4 tblsps margarine melted....do I measure 4 tblsps and then just melt that or do I have to make sure the melted amount measures 4 tblsps!

Thank you...
Jovin

CraigC 07-03-2014 03:22 PM

4 Tbsp and then melt.:wink:

Kayelle 07-03-2014 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jovin (Post 1372393)
The recipe for peanut butter cookies tells me to use 4 tblsps margarine melted....do I measure 4 tblsps and then just melt that or do I have to make sure the melted amount measures 4 tblsps!

Thank you...
Jovin

It would measure the same amount either way.

Jovin 07-03-2014 03:30 PM

I was wondering that!
 
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Originally Posted by Kayelle (Post 1372395)
It would measure the same amount either way.


Haven't got time to measure both ways...:smile: It's ELVIS MOVIE NIGHT and I'm making three things again...trying to cut down from four and running late. Thank you so much both of you!


Oldvine 07-03-2014 07:26 PM

My home ec teacher said to do it exactly as recipe states. If it says 4 tablespoons melted, I would measure 4 tablespoons and then melt it.

jennyema 07-03-2014 07:37 PM

Recipes are like that...

It means take 4 T of margerine (use butter !!!!) and melt it

salt and pepper 07-03-2014 11:18 PM

Melt then measure, leave the residue behind. It would be like using claified butter.

Jovin 07-04-2014 12:13 AM

That's how I interpreted it, too.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldvine (Post 1372431)
My home ec teacher said to do it exactly as recipe states. If it says 4 tablespoons melted, I would measure 4 tablespoons and then melt it.


But I seem to have a knack for making a mountain out of a mole hill, as you all may have noticed by now. Thank you, all!

jennyema 07-04-2014 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by salt and pepper (Post 1372489)
Melt then measure, leave the residue behind. It would be like using claified butter.

The recipe means measure then melt.

Oldvine 07-04-2014 03:35 PM

Even if building a mole hill, you should simply follow the directions. The rule: "If all else fails, read the directions" is a good one to follow.


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