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corrina hampson

cups???

hi, can anyone help? i have a recipe for a great jam but its in cups.....i have measuring cups but the amounts just dont seem right, i have never used cups before, how to i convert it into grams or ounces?? thanks :-)

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Gerry

cups - Delia to the rescue

http://www.deliaonline.com/conversion-tables.html

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Maura

Blooming cups

I used to hate cup measurements when I first stumbled across them but now have got used to trusting them somewhat although I still prefer to weigh everything. Can you let us know what the recipe is and it might be easier to help with that. For almost all jams you use the same amount of sugar to fruit. If you are making a jelly from the fruit juice them it is usually 450g sugar to 600 ml of juice.
I have printed off several conversion charts and have them at front of my recipe folder so let me know what you are specifically stuck on and I'll let you know what they say.

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Welshcookie

Cups

Having seen people make elementary errors converting cm and grammes and degrees of temperature and litres, I would urge you to learn to use whatever is in the original recipe.

Take a look at some recipes; they have been written for one set of measurements and then converted, so you get ittsy-bittsy measurements which only create muddle.

Cups are so simple; you can buy a cheap metal set in almost any supermarket.

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Maura

True....but

"Having seen people make elementary errors converting cm and grammes and degrees of temperature and litres, I would urge you to learn to use whatever is in the original recipe.

Take a look at some recipes; they have been written for one set of measurements and then converted, so you get ittsy-bittsy measurements which only create muddle.

Cups are so simple; you can buy a cheap metal set in almost any supermarket. "

I do agree with you but it's not what Corinne asked for and I really sympathise with her as I could not get my head around cups measurements for ages. Which is why I suggested she post up the recipe as jam recipes are usually fairly easy to convert.

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Anastasia

Mugs

As long as you use the same mug through out the recipe it will work.
You will only have a problem if you use a different size mug for different ingredients.
My friend in the USA has never owned a set of measuring cups , it was her who told me to stick to the same size for any recipe.
IT WORKS.

 
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