A Conversation for Mudpies

They sound pretty more-ish but...

Post 1

Celt, COTL

how much does a 'stick' of butter weigh?

Ounces or grams, it doesn't matter which.

Looking forward to the crunch. smiley - smiley

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Post 2


One stick of butter is 8 tablespoons or 1/4 pound. As for the metric conversion, I have no idea. smiley - winkeye


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Post 3

Celt, COTL

Aha! A stick of butter weighs 4 ounces, or about 120 grams.

At last! I've found the answer.

Thanks very much. smiley - smiley

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Post 4


Not a problem.. Hrm.. never tried these measuring by weight.. (unless you wanna count the added pounds smiley - winkeye).

They sound pretty more-ish but...

Post 5

Celt, COTL

Hi, Anonymouse!

I usually weigh ingredients when I'm cooking because it's quicker to be accurate (up to a point).

I weigh the same now as I did nearly 20 years ago.., just that it's all succumbed to gravity. Must be lucky, I guess smiley - winkeye.

My older kids tried making these today. *Yum-my*! They really *do* sound more-ish - ever been in the middle of four kids a-crunching?

I'd offer you one, but I'm afraid they're all gone.

They were so good, I'm going to make a double batch and take the remains to my family when we go visit next week.

Hope the season brings you good cheer! smiley - smiley

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Post 6


*laughs* ... Around here a single batch would never even get cool! smiley - winkeye

I consider a 'single' to be double the recipe smiley - winkeye .. and that's just if we want a few snacks... smiley - bigeyes

I'm still puzzling the 'more-ish' thing.. more as in s'mores? (I couldn't figure out how a marshmallow and half a Hershey bar stuffed between two grahm crackers and held over a bonfire was similar to mudpies. smiley - winkeye) Or are we talking nationalism? erm..

A friend of ours used to make a caserole she called s'more (which wasn't anything like the normal cracker-chocolate-marshmallow thing, and was so name because anyone who ate some always ended with saying, "Kin ah have s'more o'that?" smiley - bigeyes)

We have one family reunion every year that I have to make about six double-batches (I never make more than a double at once... Just too hard to work with, partly because they generally set too fast) to take with me or I'm not allowed in the door! smiley - winkeye

Accuracy in cooking?! What a novel concept! smiley - smiley

Merry Xmas to you and all of yours! smiley - bigeyes


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Post 7

Celt, COTL

Hi again, Anonymouse...

As far as I can find out, the term 'more-ish' is a local invention, meaning any gormand's delight of which one cannot stop at one, or 10, or even more...

It tends to be applied more frequently to desserts and sweet dishes, but that could just be a bit of bias on my behalf smiley - winkeye .

Your recipe for Mud Pies has been hand-copied, very carefully, into my very tattered book of extremely yummy recipes. An honor, indeed!

May yomph anth yousth haff an mmm ex'lent Christmas.

Sorry to scatter crumbs everywhere...

Cheers! smiley - smiley

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Post 8


*chuckles* ... Well in that case, more-ish they are indeed! smiley - bigeyes

I (and my mother) are honoured to be in your book of honour! smiley - winkeye

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