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    Question:Buttery Cupcakes

    #1NANNYCHEF
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:29 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Buttery Cupcakes

    How do I convert the measurements to something I can understand? I'm from the United States, but when I clicked onto the US, other than a couple of the measurements, I don't know how to make the change to something that I'm used to? Hopefully someone can help me???? Thanks..... icon_sad.gif
    Zeldaz
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:57 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Click on Metric once, then on US. Because the recipe is written in weight (which is much more accurate than recipes written in volume), you'll have to find the volume measurement for the given weight of each ingredient. A scale is much faster and easier, but if you must convert to volume, this site will help you. http://www.angelfire.com/bc/incredible/weightmeasure.html
    duonyte
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:57 pm
    Forum Host
    Keep your eyes out for an inexpensive digital scale. You'll be able to make the recipes in the system they are posted in, which makes it all a lot easier. I bought one at Aldi for $10.

    The butter is the easier one, as it is sold and used by weight. Go to the bottom left of the screen and find the Measurement Converter. 250 g is just over 8 ounces, I'd use 8 ounces

    For the flour and sugar, you need to convert from weight to cups. This is more complicated, since each ingredient has a different conversion. I like to start with this site http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/flour_volume_weight.html

    The flour equals 2 cups
    The sugar equals 3/4 cup
    #1NANNYCHEF
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:00 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thank you SO much for your help!! I'll get right on it! I actually have an inexpensive scale, so I'll try that first. I really appreciate your speedy reply!
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    Dee514
    Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:05 pm
    Forum Host
    The easiest way is to buy an inexpensive (about $10 on sale) digital kitchen scale that weighs in grams and ounces.

    You are trying to convert weight measurements to volume (cups, etc) measurements. It can be done, but not easily.
    You need to use a conversion table and you must convert the weight of each individual ingredient to volume. (1 cup of pebbles is much heavier than 1 cup of feathers!)

    The following links will be helpful in making the conversions icon_smile.gif

    http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/us_cups_to_weight.htm

    http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_volume_cooking.htm

    http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/butter_converter.html

    http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/flour_volume_weight.html

    http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/sugar_amounts.html
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