Equivalents

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Group active since Wed, Oct 06, 2010

What to sub for what. Grams for ounces etc...

Goldie Barnhart
Feb 19, 2011

Eggs substitute?

My sister just asked a question: she wants to make a box cake. It calls for three eggs. She only has two, is there something she can substitute for the missing egg?

Terrie Hoelscher
Feb 19, 2011

Equivalents and kitchen hints....

4-1/2 cups shredded cabbage = 1 small head, or one pound
1 cup grated carrot = 1 large carrot
1 cup diced or chopped celery = 2 medium celery stalks
1 cup diced green pepper = 1 large green pepper
6 cups torn lettuce = 1 medium head of lettuce
3 cups sliced, raw mushrooms = 3/4 pound raw mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion = 1 medium onion
1-3/4 cups mashed potatoes = 3 medium potatoes

Hope this helps some of you ... I found it today, while cleaning out a drawer! :o)

JoSele Swopes
Feb 1, 2011

Conversion Formula

Fahrenheit to Celsius
for those that have recipes that state Celsius rather than Fahrenheit....
Subtract 32 from Fahrenheit reading divide by 1.8

I got this out of one of my read digests...

FREDA GABLE
Jan 23, 2011

cube of butter . .what is it??

Just had a question on one of my recipes, Where a person asked,
"what a CUBE of butter was"??

I never gave it a thought that someone may not know this. . . . !
I just took it for granted everyone knows.

A Cube of butter is 1/2 cup
or
same as
1 stick of butter, out of a 1 lb pkg. = 1/2 Cup
there are 4 stks in a lb. of butter. = 2 cups

I Hope this helps some who didn't know this.

Kathy Schleicher
Jan 15, 2011

A substitute for coconut?

I love the taste and texture of coconut, but a few years ago discovered that I had become very allergic to it!! I'm even bothered by palm oil, believe it or not!

I used to use coconut and coconut milk, etc. in cookies, beverages, etc. Haven't been able to come up with anything suitable (especially not for toasted coconut frostings, candy, etc.!
So I just skip any recipe that call for it.

Terrie Hoelscher
Jan 13, 2011

Dry & Liquid Measurement Equivalents

We had a discussion on another thread about equivalents, starting a group about equivalents, etc. I said, "Wait ....there already IS a group for that!" I typed out the following list (it's long!) from the back of a cookbook. I proofread it very carefully, but if you do find a mistake, please let me know. I'm going to try to cut 'n paste it here, but I hope it won't throw my margins and tabs alllll over the place. If it does, the chart is useless. Hope this works! Here goes:

DRY AND LIQUID MEASUREMENT EQUIVALENTS
Teaspoons Tablespoons Cups Fluid Oz.
3 = 1 = = ½ fl. oz
6 = 2 = 1/8 = 1 fl. oz.
8 = 2T + 2 tsp = 1/6
12 = 4 = ¼ = 2 fl. oz.
15 = 5 = 1/3 C - 1 tsp
16 = 5T + 1 tsp = 1/3
18 = 6 = ¼ C + 2T = 3 fl. oz.
24 = 8 = ½ = 4 fl. oz.
30 = 10 = 1/2 C + 2T = 5 fl. oz.
32 = 10 T + 2 tsp = 2/3 =
36 = 12 = ¾ = 6 fl. oz.
42 = 14 = 1 C – 2 T = 7 fl. oz.
45 = 15 = 1 C – 1 T =
48 = 16 = 1 = 8 fl. oz.

OVEN TEMPERATURE
250° 120°
275° 140°
300° 150°
325° 160°
350° 180°
375° 190°
400° 200°
425° 220°
450° 230°
475° 250°
500° 260°
525° 270°

TEASPOONS & TABLESPOONS
Teaspoons Milliliters
¼ tsp 1
½ tsp 2
1 tsp 5
1 T 15
2 30
3 45
¼ C 60
1/3 C 80
½ C 120
2/3 C 160
¾ C 175
1 C 240
1 qt 950

LENGTH
1 “ = 25 millimeters
1” = 2.5 centimeters

WEIGHT
1 oz = 30 grams
¼ lb = 120 grams
½ lb = 240 grams
1 lb = 480 grams

Note: Measurement of less than 1/8 tsp is considered a dash or a pinch. Metric volume measurements are approximate.

1/2 eggshell

My mother used a recipe many years ago that called for 1/2 eggshell of milk. That measurement has stayed with me for the last 50 years. I know that the equivalent is about 1/4 cup, but the other seems much more colorful!

This should be a fun group

How often do we read a recipe and not have an ingredient or wonder about a measurement? It will be fun to read the different posts and to have a place to turn to when we need help or advice.