A Conversation for Real Bread-making

Bloody Americans...

Post 1


I know that's what will result when I ask this question, "Bloody lazy Americans" but alas, ask it I must.

Exactly how can I convert grams and kilograms and all that into my own teaspoons and cups? It's a less logical system of measure, I realize, but it is the one I know.

If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Bloody Americans...

Post 2


How about 2.2 pounds to the kilo? Is that a good start? I'm sure there must be some online converter (or check out the reference section in a cookery book perhaps).

Bloody Americans...

Post 3

Mr. Padge

I have a bread book at home in which all the measurements are in Cups and have always found it confusing. My GOOGLING tells me this:

1 "CUP" = 8 fl. oz (US)
or 8.324 fl. oz. (Imperial)
or 236.519 millilitres (0.237 litres)

The 0.519 mil. is obviously vital and should be measured with absolute precision. smiley - winkeye
smiley - tea

Bloody Americans...

Post 4


Thanks guys!

I'll keep that in mind. If I should skip the 0.519 mil., my bread would promptly die and turn into a zombie... or something... heh.

smiley - smiley

Bloody Americans...

Post 5


If you google "300 grams in ounces" (for example, and without the quotes) it will come back with "300 grams = 10.5821886 ounces" (probably just a little more accuracy there than you need).

It also attempts to guess the correct type of liquid measure. For example, if I ask "1 liter in fluid ounces" it says "1 liter = 35.1950652 Imperial fluid ounces". But in the US it should use the local measures. But you can be explicit and say "1 litre in us fluid ounces" which gives "1 litre = 33.8140227 US fluid ounces"

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to know about cups. Which is odd, especially as it understands: "speed of light in furlongs per fortnight"

Bloody Americans...

Post 6


I first stumbled accross Furlongs per Fortnight thanks to that inimitable British entrepreneur Clive Sinclair. Having built my first electronic calculator from a kit, I followed the instruction manual examples in order to gain a working knowledge of 'Reverse Polish Notation'. One example was very lengthy, (having key by key instructions) and ended in the statement '....which is the speed of light in furlongs per fortnight'. I must have been chortling for a fortnight.....smiley - biggrin

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