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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 ...
How big a garlic clove?
How big (grams) is a clove of garlic, as found in a recipe? I have a lot of recipes that call for some number of cloves of garlic. The problem is that garlic is a plant, and the size of the clove ...
How much weight of a whole life chicken is a supermarket whole chicken?
If you buy a whole chicken in the supermarket it is defeathered, without head and feet and with the inner organs removed (sometimes you get some organs in a bag but I'm going to ignore that for this ...
How much does a tuppenny loaf weigh?
I recently found an old recipe dating from (we think) the mid 19th century. It states to, "grate a stale tuppenny loaf". How much is that? Pounds, ounces, kilograms -- I haven't been able ...
How do i stop small bits of cabbage from floating past my weight to the surface of sauerkraut brine?
How do i stop small bits of cabbage from floating past my weight to the surface of the sauerkraut brine? it's the 3rd day of ferment and i'm using a Ball Spring weight with a fermentation lid. I tried ...
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 ...
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 ...
Do percentages on ingredient lists of cookies refer to pre- or post-baking weight?
Using Fox's Dark Chocolate Chunkie Cookies' ingredients as an example, per https://www.tesco.ie/groceries/Product/Details/?id=273949462, Dark Chocolate Chunks (28%) refers to the weight before the ...
Why do my weighing scales have ml and g?
My electric weighing scales allow me to set the weighing unit to various different units. 2 of the units are g (grams) and ml (milliliters). However, considering 1ml at sea level should weigh 1g (...
Dividing dough into rolls
I'm looking for a good way to get uniform dinner rolls cut from a batch of dough (6 lbs dough and 4 oz per roll). I use an old-fashioned scale and I have found that unless I work very slowly, it does ...
Egg sizes of yesteryear and today
I have a great Mrs Beetons recipe for Almond Icing. However, as it's a very old recipe and calls for the whites of 4 eggs what size egg should I use. As eggs on the whole have been getting smaller ...