I had a question from a reader the other day about the use of cups in the cow pat bread recipe last month.
Here in the UK we’re not so used to using cups as a measurement preferring good old pounds and oz or grams.
To be honest, I used to avoid any recipe that used cups as it was a hassle.
However the last time I was in New York I bought a set of American measuring cups.
Bizarrely I bought them in MOMA of all places, not from some trendy down town cook shop!!
They are very retro and have been great.
|American measuring cups|
I can now make recipes from American recipes without trying to transpose them to pounds, oz or grams.
I still use my balance scales I got as a wedding present from Divertimenti and have both metric and imperial weights for them and have to admit I prefer this method of measuring.
The question got me thinking though.
What are the actual equivalents of cups?
I checked out the various cooking gurus on line
Delia has a useful conversion chart on her website if you want the scientific approach:
However as I was measuring out the cups flour for my bread this morning I did a quick weigh of the cups of ingredients as well..
I don’t have more time than sense honestly...
My research showed that
1 cup of water was equivalent to 9 fl oz or ¼ litre
1 cup of flour was about 8 oz or 185 g
Which doesn’t seem very scientific at all I’m afraid.
All the websites agreed that wet and dry ingredients seem to have different conversions so I suggest you check out exactly what they are, or head down to a good cook shop and get a set of cups if you are unsure!
|Retro measuring cups|
Finally before I pack the umbrella and head off for the day I have just seen that
Not Just For Rabbits
has now had over
It is fantastic to know people are clicking on, reading AND COOKING from my recipes...