Died figs and weighing - in the process of making a Food52 recipe for fig newtons.

In the process of making a Food52 recipe for fig newtons and the recipe calls for 1 pound of dried figs. Should I weigh the figs before cutting off the tough stem or after? Thanks

Gloria Britton
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Lori T. December 15, 2020
You know, the amount of weight difference between figs with stems and those without isn't likely to be that big- or make an impact on the recipe. If you wanted to get technical about it, you would weigh the figs before snipping the stems- because that is what it calls for. When a recipe means for you to process first and then weigh, it would call for using 1 pound of stemmed, chopped figs. But as I said, it's just not going to make that much difference to be worth worrying about. So do whichever is easiest for you.
 
Gloria B. December 15, 2020
Thank you Lori, much appreciated!
 
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