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British V American Food Terminology

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by shyvas, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    170 g margarine

    260 g PB

    630 ml con. sugar

    250 ml (175 g) chocolate chips

    125 ml chopped peanuts
     
  2. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    630ml? Can I get that in Grams please...

    Did you just use google...
     
  3. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    According to the conversion app on my mac (the one that came preloaded), 8 U.S. ounces converts to 226.8 grams.

    ETA: 8 oz is a cup...so 1 cup would be 226.8 grams.
     
  4. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    333 g

    And I had to use Google, since cups are a measurement of volume, and not all things have the same specific weight.
     
  5. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    In the U.S. liquid oz are by volume, dry goods are oz by weight. All the things on her list are dry goods, so – assuming my computer is correct – it should be right.
     
  6. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    1 cup confectioners sugar is 4 oz though.
     
  7. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    Er, no. 1 cup powdered sugar would be 8 oz.
     
  8. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    Im very confused now :confused:
     
  9. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    Here's a good conversion chart: http://www.goodcooking.com/conversions/liq_dry.htm

    And the important bit:

    "In the United States, liquid measurement is not only used for liquids such as water and milk, it is also used when measuring other ingredients such as flour, sugar, shortening, butter, and spices."

    Hope that helps.
     
  10. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
  11. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    175 g vegan butter
    175 g peanut butter
    130 g sugar
    180 g chocolate
    75 g chopped peanuts

    the amount of sugar is 2/3 cups ? If the recipe states 2 2/3 Cups of sugar the amount in
    grams is 340 g

    Are you making peanut butter cups
     
  12. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar#Measurements
     
  13. raggle

    raggle Deity

    Location:
    UK
    Ha, me too.

    Think I'm gonna pick up some cup measurement things so that these American written recipes will be no problemo. :D
     
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  14. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    I'm sorry, envy. But a cup is a cup is a cup, no matter how you slice it. I grew up using American baking/cooking measurements, I know what I'm talking about.
     
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  15. Pickle Juice

    Pickle Juice Member

    The problem is that an 8 oz. volume of something like flour or sugar isn't actually going to weigh 8 ounces on a scale. That's why so many people from outside America are driven nuts by American recipes.
     
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  16. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    How is a cup of a substance with a certain density equal to a cup of something with a different density?
     
  17. Alice-Bee

    Alice-Bee Mad as A Hatter

    Location:
    Durham UK
    Peanutbutter fudge :)
     
  18. kibbleforlola

    kibbleforlola Lola Worshiper

    We're Americans. Nothing we do makes sense, and we have to make everything as difficult as possible. Why because MURRICA, that's why! MURRICA, F*CK YEAH!
     
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  19. Envy

    Envy Just lazing around

    Location:
    Sweden
    Is that why you always eat fast food instead of making your own food?

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  20. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

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