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#1 Mon 23 Aug 10 2:55pm

Earthmum

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Measuring conversions

I have just printed off Frizz's recipe for Custard biscuits ( its raining today and thought I would bake with children ).  The recipe is measured in cups for sugar, flour etc, what is that in grams / oz

thanks
Gem

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#2 Mon 23 Aug 10 3:05pm

shammrok

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#3 Mon 23 Aug 10 3:18pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: Measuring conversions

I didn't see anything for converting cups to grams which you really can't unless you're converting the ingredient's weight as a cup of flour will not weigh the same as a cup of sugar.

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#4 Mon 23 Aug 10 3:48pm

Earthmum

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Re: Measuring conversions

thanks folks, I found this if it helps anyone http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/cup-to-gra … etail.aspx

gem

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#5 Mon 23 Aug 10 3:52pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Measuring conversions

Presuming these are the same biscuits:

CUSTARD CREAM BISCUITS
185g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar(4oz)
2 eggs
2 cups SR flour (8oz)
1/2 cup custard powder (2oz)

Filling
125g butter
1 cup icing sugar sifted (5 - 6oz)
2 tbsp custard powder (1/2 oz)
1 tsp grated orange rind
2 tsp orange juice

Hope you can convert to grams from there if needed! smile

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#6 Tue 24 Aug 10 10:59am

Earthmum

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Re: Measuring conversions

Oh Joy, what joy.  thankyou thank you.

I made Custard creams at school about 100 years ago and lost the recipe over the years and have now and then had a look for another.  Frizz's come the close but didn't have the cream inside.

Oh joy of joy, think of me this afternoon, daughter has 2 friends coming to play so I think we will make these.

Gem

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#7 Tue 24 Aug 10 11:24am

FlippyPhil

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Re: Measuring conversions

Earthmum, if you do a lot of baking it's worth picking up a set of cup measures - I think I got mine from Tesco or Lakeland. It comes as a set of ,/3, and 1 cups and they stack quite small.

I bought them because one of my wife's favourite cookbooks (from her childhood) uses them.

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#8 Tue 24 Aug 10 12:59pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Measuring conversions

I am so pleased Gem! I hope they turn out well!
I didn't bother writing in the method
I will do it now just in case you need it.
Biscuits:
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Gradually beat in eggs. Mix well after each addition.
Gradually fold in sifted flour and custard powder.
Place teaspoons of mixture onto a lightly greased oven slide.
Press down with a fork.
Bake at 180C for 10-15 minutes.
Cool biscuits on a cake rack.

Filling
Cream butter, icing sugar and custard powder until light and fluffy.
Add orange rind and juice.
beat until smooth.

Spread filling on half the biscuits, press another one on top and dust with icing sugar.
(Recipe on the side of the Foster Clark's Custard Powder packet)
Yum I love these! smile

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