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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

I can't tell you exact differences, but it is known that differences do exist. US flour is frequently bleached. This is illegal in the EU, I don't know how it is in Israel. I don't know what flour ...
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Do I have to change the baking time when I convert fahrenheit to Celsius?

No. 350F is exactly the same as 176.66...C Follow the recipe in exactly the same way
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How much is "a ladleful"?

Every sourdough starter has different characteristics, a ladleful of one will give a different result from the same amount of another. The recipe is right in that there's no way to say what result you ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

With cookies you need to be aware of ALL the things that can be different. First of all the flour, which can be enriched, bleached etc., and which rarely has a grade that tells you how finely milled ...
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Ears of corn in grams

I agree with @rumtscho that you are unlikely to get the desired results from canned corn as you really probably need raw. If you do try canned, make sure it is whole kernel type and that might ...
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How do I convert a weight of dried chick peas to volume of cooked?

I have just cooked 290 grams of dried chickpeas which filled 1 cup, in a pressure cooker. After cooking the drained weight was 616 grams or 2.12 times the dry weight. The volume was 3.75 cups or 3....
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How much is "a ladleful"?

Yes, ladles differ in capacity. My advice, just use whatever ladle you happen to have. If it were critical to the success or the edibility of the resulting food, the amount would hopefully have been ...
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Dried tomatoes vs. dried tomatoes in oil

I would probably substitute roughly by volume. 24 ounces in oil looks to be 2-3 cups, based on my memory of jars I've bought and a quick Google image search to confirm. But I wouldn't do that with ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

I think it's the fat content of the butter. I made the family fruit-pie pastry recipe using ingredients from Switzerland, and the pastry basically "melted" in the oven. Previously I had made this ...
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How to convert fluid double strength espresso to instant coffee crystals?

That recipe only calls for 1 teaspoon of liquid espresso; there is no way that the espresso is the liquid that is making it hard to work with. The liquid in the recipe is coming from the eggs. That ...
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How to adapt brownie recipe to cook well in a mini-muffin tin?

I'm in the process of making brownie bites. Using the King Arthur Flour Ultimate Chewy Brownie recipe. (Not a sales pitch; I have several to choose from but like this best.) Using a 2 doz tin and a #...
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How much is "a ladleful"?

A typical US kitchen ladle hold 1/2 cup. I just measured mine to check my memory. It's not marked, and there are plenty of more or less fancy serving ladles that are likely to be different. So that ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

This one might be a bit of a stretch, but, if you're making large batches, it might be worth thinking about: How are you measuring liquids? One of the (many) drawbacks in the US system is reusing the ...
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How much "compounded" asafoetida to use?

Asafoetida is most commonly found in a "compounded" form. It's about 30% asafoetida resin mixed with rice or wheat flour, and gum arabic. Use it as your recipe directs. It's fairly potent....
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Do I have to change the baking time when I convert fahrenheit to Celsius?

An equivalent Celsius temperature would be 180. The precision with which oven temperatures are measured even in a well calibrated oven is larger than this rounding error (given that most oven ...
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What's the approximate dry to cooked weight conversion ratio for beans?

I need this information as well, and, surprisingly, a Google search yielded few results, and those it did return were inconsistent. It occurred to me, that one way to get at an answer would be to ...
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How to adapt brownie recipe to cook well in a mini-muffin tin?

I used giradeli double chocolate mix and mixed according to instructions, sprayed mini muffin pans with baking spray, filled each cup about halfway or a little over with the batter and baked for 12 ...
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Old recipe conversions

Just divide one pound (16 ounces) by the weight of the box you have now. For example, if the new box is 14.4 ounces (seems to be a common size for graham crackers), then you need 16/14.4 = 1.11 boxes. ...
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How do I convert a weight of dried chick peas to volume of cooked?

As an approximate guide, I multiply the dry weight by 2.25 to get the soaked and cooked weight of beans and chickpeas. Most recipes are forgiving for a few grams difference in weight. It always works ...
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How do I convert a weight of dried chick peas to volume of cooked?

All of these are measurements I've done myself: 1/2 cup (100 g): uncooked dry chickpeas = 1 cup (170 g): uncooked soaked chickpeas. Based on this data, I can say the density of uncooked dry ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

My guess would be that it is the almond flour. If you have ever ground up almonds in a food processor, there are 3 stages. First if you only coarsely chop the almonds, they will just be chunks in the ...
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How to adapt Bundt cake recipes to other size Bundt pans?

The quantity of batter is the easiest thing to figure out. Take one large measuring cup, fill it with a known quantity of water, and pour into the tin. Once it's full, subtract the amount of water ...
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If 2 cups of Himalayan salt is used in making 60 gallons of soup, how much sodium does this contribute to a 24 oz. soup serving?

This is one part math problem, and one part cooking. First the math In a 60 gallon batch, there are 320 24-oz servings. 2 cups is 96 teaspoons...divided into 320 servings is 0.3 teaspoons of salt per ...
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How to convert fluid double strength espresso to instant coffee crystals?

An espresso is a single shot of coffee produced by a coffee machine. In general coffee of this sort is used to make any of the common coffees you can order at any good coffee shop - so a long black, ...
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How do I make liquid glucose from powdered glucose

Glucose syrups contain 70-91% w/v solids, with at least 20% dextrose. If you're mixing glucose powder and water only, use 70g-91g glucose for every 30g (30mL) water, and heat the mixture in a double ...
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How do I convert between the various measurements?

So, this is my first answer on stackexchange and I'm new here. Hello to the community :D The answers above are very good, but I want to add one more app where the cooking units can be converted very ...
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Old family recipe has cryptic measurement for flour

Has anyone located Grandma's canister and looked to see if she marked it? It might be that simple. Otherwise... this is a shot in the dark, but without any other clues to go on, I'm going to guess ...
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Dried tomatoes vs. dried tomatoes in oil

One solution is to rehydrate your dried tomatoes with water and add them by volume. If it would be me I'd rather just measure by volume from the beginning, since they have almost the same size in oil ...
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What is a spinach head is equal to?

I would suggest that in this case what is described as a "head", is actually a "bunch". Spinach is typically sold in a bunch (or already prepared and bagged...or frozen), as it doesn't grow in "heads....
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Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven

You can bake bread in a dutch oven, as long as you have one big enough, in fact it's a great way to do it because the lid seals in moisture, preventing the crust from drying and allowing the bread to ...
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