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#3090 - 06/02/00 09:33 AM Re: Now in "Smello-vision"
Jackie Offline

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>>but this whole mullarkey of cups just does my head in...I'm sure everyone can work it out from accepted measures, right??<<

A-HEM: Cups ARE an accepted measure, here!




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#3091 - 06/02/00 09:42 AM Re: Now in "Smello-vision"
Rubrick Offline
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> A-HEM: Cups ARE an accepted measure, here!

Whoops! I was put straight by jmh about this earlier. Apologies....

What is a cup, anyway? The measurement, I mean.


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#3092 - 06/02/00 10:01 AM Re: cups
AnnaStrophic Offline
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>>What is a cup, anyway? The measurement, I mean.

Depends. Do you want dry measure or wet measure?


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#3093 - 06/02/00 10:09 AM Re: cups
Rubrick Offline
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> Depends. Do you want dry measure or wet measure?

Groan. This is what I was worried about. Give me ounces and pints, grams and litres anyday.


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#3094 - 06/02/00 01:56 PM Re: cups
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Rubrick,
... and then, of course, there are the ubiquitous Dixie cups.


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#3095 - 06/02/00 02:05 PM Re: cups
jmh Offline
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I didn't want to get into this. I have a strange feeling that a British cup is different to an American cup.

Our pint is 20 fluid ounces and a American pint is 16.
I have some American measuring cups (AA, I think) - I'll have to go and measure them. i suspect that they are 8 fluid ounces and ours are meant to be 10 fluid ounces but don't quote me.

I've never quite worked out how to measure butter in a cup - do you have to melt it first, or just squidge it in???


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#3096 - 06/02/00 03:20 PM Re: cups
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Jo's right about our pints. Hers are imperial and ours are colonial.
A liquid-measure cup in the US is half a pint, or 4 ounces.
A dry-measure cup in the US is 16 tablespoons. A tablespoon is 15 milliliters. Which is a liquid measure. (???)
I tend to squidge the butter in, Jo.

I think it's time for a pint without being in my cups.


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#3097 - 06/03/00 10:39 AM Re: Now in "Smello-vision"
juanmaria Offline
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Loc: Malaga, Spain.
>The good news it that Jackie sent me a recipe for biscuits, which I have now baked

What is it?. A gastronomic secret society?. I want to be included on that circle. I don’t mind if your recipes use troy ounces or avoirdupois, I want them!.
By the way, does your email software allow ‘biscuits attachments’?. If the answer is yes I want a free sample too.


Juan Maria.

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#3098 - 06/03/00 11:10 AM Re: buscuit attachments
tsuwm Offline
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hmmmm... cookies = buscuits... hmmmm...


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#3099 - 06/03/00 11:46 AM Re: buscuit attachments
juanmaria Offline
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Loc: Malaga, Spain.
>hmmmm... cookies = buscuits... hmmmm...

I'm getting your point!. I think I've got a year's supply!.


Juan Maria.

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