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Determining the quantity of an ingredient needed for a recipe. Particularly useful for understanding obscure terminology, converting between different standards, or interpreting historical recipes.

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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

I have recently started making bread, and I am using a fairly complex recipe. I believe that the primary source of the inconsistency in the bread is the repeatableness of my measurements of the DIAX ...
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How do I efficiently measure viscous ingredients? [duplicate]

I often find myself preparing certain foods that contain viscous ingredients like honey and tahini sauce. For instance, one of my dressings contains both of these, which I currently measure out in a ...
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Recipe calls for 1 cup cherries cut in half [duplicate]

If a recipe says "1 cup of cherries cut in half" does that mean cut them before or after measurement?
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What do the numbers mean on a pack of ciabatta buns?

I saw this photo of buns on a Costco Canada fan blog and want to know what does “36'S” mean in "ITALIAN CIABATTA BUNS 36’S 1.400 kg"? Is it a kind of measurement?
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How many grams is one serving of great northern beans for an average adult?

I was told for my diet one serving of great northern beans, But I do not know how much that is so I bought a gram scale thinking I could measure it but I don't know how much to measure. I don't mean ...
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Which amount of fresh grape leaves do 400g of canned ones correspond to?

I have a recipe that calls for 400g of canned grape leaves. Since I have access to fresh leaves, what amount would I need?
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What effect does fat and sugar have on homemade bread?

I have been experimenting lately with different bread making techniques, particularly sandwich bread or 'Pain de Mie'. This differs from the previous recipes that have yeast, water, sugar, fats and ...
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How much mg/gr ginger in tea vs how grams in tea infuser [closed]

When creating ginger tea from grated/small parts of ginger it is not clear to me what is the relationship between how much mg/gr are in the tea vs the grams of grated ginger used. E.g. if using a tea ...
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Measuring powder vs non powdered (e.g. sugar) with measure spoon and precision scale

I bought a scale to measure very small quantities in 0.01 increments. The scale has a calibration weight of 50 grams and it measures so +/- an error as expected. My intention for the scale is to ...
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Conversion Charts aren't the same & are confusing [duplicate]

I learned the hard way that not all measuring cups are reliable so I started using a scale. I started googling conversion charts and found a multitude but most having varying answers. For example, All ...
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My grandmother's recipe for cookies from the 50s or 60s calls for a 5 cent cake of yeast. How many ounces is a 5 cent yeast cake?

I have my grandmother's recipe for cookies, from the 50s or 60s, it calls for a 5 cent cake of yeast. How many ounces is a 5 cent yeast cake?
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Knowing temperature in oven with no preheat indicator

My college apartment is furnished with pretty basic appliances and the oven has just a knob to set the temperature, an indication light to show that it's on, and a switch to turn the oven light on and ...
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When measuring vinegar for salsa do I measure all vegetables or just the tomatoes?

I'm using bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, onions, and tomatoes for salsa. How much vinegar do I need to add per cup or is the amount of vinegar just based on cups of tomatoes?
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How can I determine protein content of random cottage cheeses at home?

I'm currently in the Republic of Georgia, and locals sell farmer cottage cheeses at the markets. These cheeses are albumin-based "nadugi" and casein-based "hacho". No nutritional ...
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Large kitchen scale shows very inaccurate results for large masses

I have a three different huge kitchen (?) scales with accuracy / being able to measure stuff to up to 200 kg / 440 lb. When I compare the results, for first two scales they're: comparable or ...
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How do you measure 2 ounces of dry thin spaghetti pasta?

I tried the size of a quarter and a juice bottle with a long neck. When I cook half of what I measure as 2 ounces it is enough for me. Two ounces according to the quarter theory makes a mountain of ...
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What is the conversion of fresh basil to Frozen blanched basil

I grew a lot of fresh basil. I blanched and then froze it to make pesto at a later date ,but I did not measure it beforehand . So I was wondering what One 1 cup of fresh basil is equivalent to how ...
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How much does a dL of flour weigh?

I have a baking recipe that uses metric volume measurements. I’d like to convert deciliters to weight. How much does a deciliter of flour weigh?
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How to measure 4tbsp of coriander

I am following a recipe that mentions 4tbsp of coriander leaves and 5tbsp for Mint. How can one measure leaves in the weight of tbsp?
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"tall can of evaporated milk", how big is it?

We have a recipe for chocolate fudge that is 40+ years old. That recipe calls for a "tall can of evaporated milk" and one (8 oz) jar of marshmallow creme. In the last few years we've been ...
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How to measure half and quarters with tablespoon or teaspoon

I had my measuring spoon but lost it, now I am totally confused about what is 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/3, etc. With normal tea or tablespoon, how can we measure the above-mentioned measurement? I am a visual ...
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How much is a sachet of gelatin in teaspoons or tablespoons?

I am following a muffin recipe which calls for 2 sachets of gelatin. How much is a sachet of gelatin in teaspoons or tablespoons?
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How many tablespoons of butter are in a tablespoon of butter?

The title may sound silly, but the question is serious: When I buy butter, the package says Net Wt. 16oz, and I trust this because the authorities regulate such things. Inside the package, each stick ...
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When a recipe calls or 1/2 cup of raisins, should the raisins be packed or not packed?

You can get more raisins into a 1/2 cup if you pack them tightly. So, when a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of raisins, should I loosely pour them into the cup measurer, or pack them tight?
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How many grams is "1 can" of beans?

There is a recipe for bean burgers which I am trying to make. The recipe calls for 1 can of beans. First of all, bean cans are typically measured in milliliters. Second of all, they come in various ...
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Inner dimensions of Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups

Hi especially for those who already have the Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups. I wonder what are the inner dimensions (diameter) and height of the Anchor Hocking glass measuring cups (250 ml and ...
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What is a “small cup” in Australia and/or old recipes?

In older or Australian recipes, is “small cup” a specific (if not quite standardized) measurement? If so, what, approximately, is that measurement? I’m going to be making a recipe from an Australian ...
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Measure First or Cut First? [duplicate]

How do I interpret the second item in the ingredients list in this recipe? 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, Halved Do I measure out 1 cup of grape tomatoes and then cut each one in half? Or should I start ...
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Which measuring scale should I buy?

I am trying to buy a measuring scale so that I can stop using cups and start measuring by weight. I’m personally not sure which to buy. Here are two options: Can some experienced bakers out there ...
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How much kale is a "bunch?"

The recipes I find for kale chips all call for a "bunch" of kale. Volumes and/or weights of seasonings, etc. are given, but the amount of kale seems to be up to the vendor (or, in my case, ...
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How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies?

How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies? Based on the following recipe that does not contain egg, and makes use of both types of cocoa powder. I am trying to get ...
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How many of this mug would be 750 grams of flour

To make pizza dough, I'm trying to measure 750 grams of flour. However, I don't have access to any weight measurement tool or any standard cup. I have this mug as unit of measurement. I wonder how ...
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A “puck” of frozen food

I found a recipe that calls for 5 “pucks” of frozen spinach. I cannot find a definition of the term. I need to know how many ounces are in a puck?
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How much liquid jaggery equals 1 cup jaggery powder?

I have liquid jaggery and I want to know how much to use if I need 1 cup of jaggery powder for a recipe
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1/4 cup of rice not measuring to be 45g, turns out to be 30g

I have used two different rice cooker measuring cups, and I know the kitchen scale is correct, but the rice packaging for various rices say 45g = 1/4 cup, but if I fill it up to 1/4 cup, the weight of ...
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Grams to cup measurements

Keeping question quite simple, I don't know much about measurings, so how many cups make 218 grams, and also when u say for example a cup what should be the size of that cup?
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What would "Disintegrant", "Ammonium", or the units of measure "glass" or "gl" mean in a non-American book?

Just purchased a baking cookbook online which, while written in English, is clearly from a country outside of the U.S. Units are metric, which is fine, but there a couple of terms with which I am ...
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Quantity of rapid rise yeast vs regular yeast in bread machine

How much instant, rapid rise yeast should I use when my bread machine recipe calls for 1 1/2 teaspoons of regular dry yeast?
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How much Saffron for Rice?

A common way of buying saffron in Sweden is to buy it pre-ground in bags of 0.5 grams. Most saffron rice recipes use "threads" or "strands" which is pretty much useless for me. What's a good saffron/...
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What is a spinach head is equal to?

I have a recipe for ravioli filling that calls for a head of spinach. Can anyone translate into ounces or bunches please?
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What does 100 grams of something look like? [closed]

Is there any website, diagram or something that I could find that depicts how much a thing weighs, what that quantity looks like and how much calories it has?
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Dry measurement and conversion to weight

If a recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken, is that the same as 20 ounces? I'm always confused when it comes to dry ingredient measurements in recipes. Can I simply just convert each cup to ...
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measurements for punch like 1/8 of 12 fluid ounces [closed]

I need to know how much is 1/8 of frozen orange juice, when it is out of 12 fluid ounce and also 1/8th of 15.25 ounce of fruit cocktail..
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

My recipe says 1 unit of lemon juice, what does that mean? I am not sure if this recipe states that it is American or not but it is for a weight loss, eat healthy program and I do not understand what ...
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What does stp yeast stand for in an old recipe?

I saw an old recipe that called for an stp of yeast and salt...all other measurements were standard. What does stp mean?
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What are "B/E-inch slices"?

What does the phrase "B/E- inch slices" refer to in a recipe? I'm working on a recipe that calls for chicken breasts and that statement is used when telling how to slice the meat.
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How do I get something sticky like honey or Golden Syrup off measuring spoons or measuring cups? Is there a better way?

When I put honey in a spoon or measuring cup, the residue stays and it’s hard to get all of it out. How do I make it all come out? Is there a way to measure honey without leaving honey on a spoon?
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Baker's Angel Flake Coconut

I have an old recipe that calls for a large can of Baker's Angel Flake Coconut. How many ounces were these cans; I need to substitute the bags that are available now.
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How much is "1-2 cents worth" of yeast in an old recipe?

I'm looking through an old cookbook, ''The Art of German Cooking and Baking'' by Lina Meier (2nd Ed., 1922, Milwaukee, file on wikipedia). There is a recipe for waffles here which calls for "1-2 cents ...
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How much juice can a mango yield if run through a juicer?

If I know the weight of a mango, or the weight of a bowl of mangoes, is there any way to reasonably estimate what volume of juice the mango, or bowl of mangoes, will yield if run through a juicer?
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