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What cup-size?

Sorry this thread is not about boobs, it's about baking

I found a couple of interesting american muffin recipes, but they seem to use "cups" as a unit of measure!! Now, I am a metric girl, so am having trouble getting my head around those cups.

One of the recipes I want to try is this one:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup low-fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup whole milk (you may use another fat percentage if preferred)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup olive OR coconut oil (if using coconut oil, be sure it is at room temperature)
1 cup blueberries

Any idea how many grams I should use for the dry ingredients? And for the wet ones, how many cl should I use?

Thanks very much in advance.
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:11
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Re: What cup-size?

36 double 'D'.
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:12
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Sorry this thread is not about boobs, it's about baking

I found a couple of interesting american muffin recipes, but they seem to use "cups" as a unit of measure!! Now, I am a metric girl, so am having trouble getting my head around those cups.

One of the recipes I want to try is this one:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup low-fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup whole milk (you may use another fat percentage if preferred)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup olive OR coconut oil (if using coconut oil, be sure it is at room temperature)
1 cup blueberries

Any idea how many grams I should use for the dry ingredients? And for the wet ones, how many cl should I use?

Thanks very much in advance.
A "cup" is a volumetric measure - and used for proportions.
A small mug or "normal" coffee cup should be about right.

We have the classic conical shaped one - but I can't remember who makes them.

Here you go - TALA
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Re: What cup-size?

Can you also share the recipe on how to bake a pair of buns?


To answer your question see this link:


http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:14
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Re: What cup-size?

Wikipedia reference-linkCup_(unit)

The answer is at your fingertips...
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Re: What cup-size?

Somebody just told me last week about this new thing on teh internets that allows you to type in a question and it will give you suggested responses. Not sure how it works but I'm pretty sure there is a huge room filled with really smart people in India that your question gets routed to. They must have lots of encyclopedias and knowledge-books or something there but in any case, they can answer pretty much anything. I haven't tried it yet but apparently it works pretty good. Amazing. I think that it is called gewgle(sp?).

I still use AltaVista for my searches and I found this that might help you:

cup to gram conversions
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:21
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Re: What cup-size?

Here's my go to guide.

A collection of 'kitchen cheats' in jpg form

https://imgur.com/a/GsvrX
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Re: What cup-size?

1 U.S. cup = 240ml
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:39
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36 double 'D'.
Nice size! But they are manboobs

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Can you also share the recipe on how to bake a pair of buns?
Nope. But apparently there's "a huge room filled with really smart people in India" who may have the answer to your question. Just to quote the Great Patxi

Thanks all for the answers. If you are in the area, pop in for muffins
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:39
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36 double 'D'.
I prefer an A or B cup myself. Kind of like a Ristretto compared with your Latte Machiato Grande, if you'll forgive the comparison.

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Here's my go to guide.

A collection of 'kitchen cheats' in jpg form

https://imgur.com/a/GsvrX
Unfortunately, that's only intended for North Americans. The rest of the world[1] use[s/d] a 20fl.oz. = 1 pint , so 4.54 litres=1 gallon, Imperial measurement scale.

[1] I misremember whether this applied to Canada as well, but I suspect so.
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:42
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[1] I misremember whether this applied to Canada as well, but I suspect so.
I thought Canadians were smart enough to use the metric system.
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:44
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Re: What cup-size?

The "standard" conversion for a cup to metric if using volume measure is 2.5dl - granted not as exact as an amount in grams, but for baking muffins should be close enough. (Then again, I'm a free-form improv baker so just guesstimate on most everything...and let OH bake anything that contains yeast)

In the housewares section at Coop-St Annahof on Bahnhofstr, ZH, I have seen plastic measuring cups marked in both imperial and metric. I would imagine another well-stocked kitchen gadgets section would also have some.
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Old 23.06.2015, 11:47
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Re: What cup-size?

What are the advantages of measuring dry ingredients in cups rather than by weight?

Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?
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What are the advantages of measuring dry ingredients in cups rather than by weight?

Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?
I think it's more used by - and geared towards - Americans, as scales and numbers can sometimes be confusing for housewives.
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What are the advantages of measuring dry ingredients in cups rather than by weight?

Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?
You'll be expecting the amount of egg to be added in ML next
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I thought Canadians were smart enough to use the metric system.
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The "standard" conversion for a cup to metric if using volume measure is 2.5dl - granted not as exact as an amount in grams, but for baking muffins should be close enough. (Then again, I'm a free-form improv baker so just guesstimate on most everything...and let
Trouble is, as I see Tom's just mentioned, liquid, and different powder measures, have different densities, so give a different conversion factor. The US system isn't quite so far out as the Imperial one would have been, given the US equivalence of 16 fl. oz =1 pint ~= 1 lb, but still doesn't allow for a light flour vs a dense brown sugar differential.
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Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?

It is often better to measure by weight, especially with flour, but many recipes, especially US ones are written with volume as the unit - lots of people don't have scales - or didn't have scales. More convenience than anything else.
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What are the advantages of measuring dry ingredients in cups rather than by weight?

Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?
It's quicker and you don't need to use a scale. If you are just following a basic recipe and use the same ingredients, approximate volumetric measurements are good enough.
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You'll be expecting the amount of egg to be added in ML next
Actually that makes sense, especially if large numbers of eggs were needed and the eggs are all different sizes (ours are).
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What are the advantages of measuring dry ingredients in cups rather than by weight?

Surely the volume can change according to the size of the particles and whether they have settled or not?
All this is very true and not scientifically disputed, BUT OP made clear she had a recipe with volumetric cup measurements and dared expose herself to the the clever wits on EF by asking a question...I know OP and can say she is anything but a birdbrain at home baking on a rainy day.

Admit it, how many of you males were lured by the thread title??
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