Measure units! Please guys, when will we ALL be finally usig the metric system? It's really disappointing to read recipes in ounces.
All major and most important cookbook nowadays have their recipes in metric system. Please, I thik it's time already.
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So for 'grandma' recipes they have been and will be in in cups.
And there are other issues with weight when it comes to flour. What Flour? Bread flour?
Southern AP flour (Such as Gold Medal, White Lilly) is softer. 130g/cup. While USDA standard AP is 125g/cup...And for some reason the offical word from King Authur is ALL their flour is 115g/cup.
Ounces are a perfectly valid unit of measurement. And if you're using a scale...just a quick google and 3 push buttons. You have the recipe converted to your unit of choice.
Now, If you'll excuse me I'll have another dram or two of whiskey.
So, GUYS, do you think it is possible to write the recipes posted here at FOOD52 in both systems? Because right now, this website is just as accessible to me in Argentina, as it is to someone in New York.
I mean that we should consider the global quality of these impersonal virtual relations. Don't you?
Thank you for sharing knowledge and experience!
1 cup of any liquid (similar to water) is 8oz. But a 1cup of all purpose flour is 4.5oz. Sugar is considered a wet ingredient and 1 cup of granulated sugar is 7.5oz. So if you are converting an American recipe, be mindful of the ingredients and how much the volume should weigh. 1oz = ~28grams (can actually just search "1oz to gram" on Google search and get this info). Thank goodness the online converters have metric and imperial weights.
So for me it actually is much less about the metric (or not) system—we do have different languages, too, and noone would think of complaining about that!—than it is about volume vs. weight… oh well, I am very thankful for conversion tables, too!
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