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How much Vanilla Extract equals one Vanilla Bean?

by elmomonster 15 years ago

I've got a recipe which calls for one vanilla bean, but I've got a lot of Bourbon Vanilla Extract I'd rather use. How much of the Vanilla Extract shall I use to equal the flavor of one vanilla b...

Skim milk into whole milk

by roxlet 11 years ago

I have a recipe that I want to make that calls for 2 cups of whole milk. I have skim milk and I have heavy cream. How can I approximate whole milk? I was going to try 12/3c skim to 1/3 cup cream...

Measuring Cheese

by tantan 11 years ago

Would someone please help me??? I am really confused about the correct way to measure shredded and grated cheese. When you purchase an 8 ounce bag of cheese the package does not say it equals one ...

measurements conversion guide and adjusting portions etc.

by bloodboy 9 years ago

Hello all. I am trying to cook a Korean dish called Tofu stew (순두부찌개). I am in America but the cookbook is directly from Korea. I speak Korean but I do not understand Korean measurements since I...

Fresh yeast to dry yeast conversion?

by marthadumptruck 15 years ago

I recently bought a bread boook and all the recipes call for fresh yeast. I don't have easy access to fresh yeast where I live. Does anyone know the conversion rate from fresh yeast to dry yeas...

Lard vs shortening vs butter

by lacoet 5 years ago

I'm confused. I thought I had read somewhere that butter and lard weight the same but shortening weights less than butter. Now I found a site that equals lard and shortening in weight, and says bu...

King Arthur Flour - ingredient weight chart

by beetlebug 5 years ago

I was googling the weight of one cup of Marshmellow fluff and I came across this handy chart. The ingredient I was must excited to find (after the fluff) was the tahini. I usually guesstimate by lo...

Measuring Melted Butter

by Canthespam 12 years ago

This may sound silly and basic, but I need an answer to this question. When a recipe calls for ie: 1/2 cup of butter, melted - does that mean that you measure the hard butter, or melt it and then ...

Measuring spoons and kitchen scale give different readings

by glify 5 years ago

I notice when I add teaspoons or tablespoons using my measuring spoons, there is a wide gap in readings. The spoon says 5g or 15g (I make sure the powder is flat, though I don't pack it down). The ...

Raw chicken in lbs to raw chicken cubed in cups?

by magnoliasouth 5 years ago

Everywhere I look all conversions are for pounds of raw chicken to cups of cooked chicken. This isn't helpful right now. Surely I'm not the only one that has looked for this? A recipe calls for...

Potato salad: how many pounds of potatoes for 35 people?!

by cathyeats 10 years ago

There will be a lot of other food, so everyone will probably just have a good spoonful of potato salad. I've seen recipes that call for 3 pounds for 8 servings - that would mean I'd have to cook 9...

Salt -- measuring vs weighing

by CindyJ 6 years ago

If I weigh the salt for a recipe rather than measure it, does it matter what brand of salt I use if I'm using Kosher salt (Morton vs Diamond, for example)? And would there be a difference between ...

Help! I'm having 150 people over how much food do I buy?

by judybrune 13 years ago

Hi everyone! So saturday night I'm hosting a fundraiser and 150 people have signed up to go. I'm going to costco tonight to buy food, but it's really hard for me to conceptualize how much to get. ...

Help! How many jiggers in an ounce, or vice versa?

by judybird 6 years ago

We're enjoying perfect Manhattans and often make them at home, but are often confused on measurements. The recipe we like calls for 4 oz rye, 1 oz each sweet and dry vermouth, a few dashes of bitte...

Help! I need to Convert 10 inch cake to sheet pan

by kariin 6 years ago

I make the chocolate whiskey cake from NYT regularly. I use a 3" deep, 10 " round cake pan and it makes a besutiful and sizable cake.This time I need to make a 1/2 sheet cake. I'm not very skilled ...

Fresh Ginger root vs powdered ginger

by javaandjazz 11 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for half a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root. It doesn't make sense to buy a piece just for that much. How much powdered giner would that translate too? Thanks!

Liqueurs by Weight?

by ArtShapiro 6 years ago

I've seen a couple of interesting Grasshopper-based recipes that call for the usual creme de menthe and creme de cacao by weight, e.g. 3/4 ounce creme de menthe. That seems a bit ridiculous for ...

how much oil is a glug?

by timbrel2 6 years ago

when a recipe calls for a glug I'd like to know how much to start with.

"One small onion" measurement equivalent?

by rockridgechow 15 years ago

I have been wondering if I am putting WAY too much onion in recipes that call for "one small onion." Perhaps because the onions here are relatively large?! Do you know roughly how much this is su...