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1. when cooking what does the unit c. mean ( I presume it's an American unit) what is the equivalent in cups/ grams ?

Thanx,
Scots_Law
2. Really?
3. it's cups. btw aren't cups british? you lot just switched over to metric and went all european
4. Ja, das ist cups.
5. I had to get a set of cup measuring spoons for my american cookery books cause I couldn't be arsed to keep working it out.
6. (Original post by wesetters)
We never used cups. We weighed stuff out. Imperially.
So you cooked with ounces and pounds? Not cups, pints, gallons?
7. (Original post by wesetters)
We used pints, but in the States, don't you use cups for solids too?

I've never cooked anything big enough to use gallons...

we never use cups for anything here, it's actually quite hard to get the measuring stuff for it.
Haha guess the gallons are only for restaurants, hehe.

Yeah we use cups for volume of solids, not weight. So it's how many chocolate chips fit into the measuring cup.

I love to cook but I'll have to bring measuring cups from home to London in September b/c I have no idea how to adjust to grams or whatever!
8. Does it really matter? 250g is easy enough to weigh out using a scale. So is a cup of something.
9. (Original post by The Mudman)
Does it really matter? 250g is easy enough to weigh out using a scale. So is a cup of something.
But my recipes are in the US system...that's the problem. So I'd have to convert.
Obviously if I buy a cookbook in the UK it will be simple.
10. And the conversions are difficult because...?
11. (Original post by The Mudman)
And the conversions are difficult because...?
Well pass on a link or something because I don't have any table that tells me how to convert. Unless you want me to buy a metric scale over here, weigh out a cup of chocolate chips, then sit down and write all of my recipes anew before I arrive in England?
12. thanks

EDIT: good I can't do temperature either, hehe

This gives conversion factors, so you can sit and work them out using a calculator if you feel the need.
14. Does a cup of flour literally mean a cup's worth of flour...? Tell me I'm not being stupid

Scots_Law
15. (Original post by Scots_Law)
Does a cup of flour literally mean a cup's worth of flour...? Tell me I'm not being stupid

Scots_Law
1 cup = 8 oz by volume
16. (Original post by wesetters)
Yes, though the cup is of a predefined size.
That is just a bit silly now isn't it? Everything should just be in grams, because cups vary in size and make life difficult

so is a cup a small mug then? or a big mug?

Scots_Law
17. (Original post by wesetters)
Grammes! not grammes, they're for the €peans! pounds and ounces
Don't be silly Pounds are for buying things

Scots_Law

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