American cooking - How do they cope?

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  1. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    It's half term and I've temporarily become a housewife again (I work in a school). The kids are out and I'm in the mood for baking. I've found a nice sweet bread/cake recipe on an American website and have been having fun trying out a set of cup measures that I bought in Florida.

    I don't know how Americans cope - scooping the dry ingredients and trying not to spill them - then measuring the wet ingredients - oh dear I've forgotten to measure the sugar so now I've got to wash and thoroughly dry the cup before I can continue. As for measuring butter ?????:confused3

    It all makes my add and weigh scales seem very, very simple.

    I suppose it's just a matter of what you're used to.
     
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  3. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    You'll have to post some photos to show how they turn out.
     
  4. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    :lmao: ive got a muffin recipe to make with the kids...i use add and weigh scales as well, so much easier !
     
  5. Dimplenose

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    Here they are

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    They taste OK, but are a bit stodgy.

    P.S I wonder why I haven't visited the dieters' thread recently?:rolleyes1
     
  6. higgy66

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    oohh they do look scrummy! :thumbsup2
     
  7. tennisfan

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    They look lovely:thumbsup2
     
  8. jjpenguin

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    They look very professional!

    But I know what you mean about the cups. Also sometimes they are for so much!!
    I have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, that makes 4 dozen!! and uses almost a whole pack of butter....
     
  9. Dimplenose

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    I halved my recipe and still made 20 buns!
     
  10. Tink2312

    Tink2312 <font color=magenta>I didn't ask to be a princess

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    Mmmmmmm... they look lovely! Are the cinnamon-y? They look a bit like cinnamon whirls :thumbsup2
     
  11. SusanEllen

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    The answer is two sets of measuring cups--one for dry, one for liquid, preferrably the dry has a level edge all around for scraping across top of the flour, sugar, etc and a cup with a pouring spout for the liquid. As to butter, in the US a pound of butter is usually wrapped in 4 quarter pound sticks with the Tablespoon and cup fractions marked on the wrapper. I'm always a little lost when I try to decode a recipe from Mrs. Beeton. It is as you said, all just what we're used to.
     
  12. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    I knew there'd be a simple answer!

    P.S. Yes they are cinnamon, but a yeast bun rather than a danish pastry.
     
  13. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    :rolleyes1 i will pretend i didn't notice !
     
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    thelittlemermaid83 <font color=green>My reign will be a super-awesome

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    They look scrummy!
     
  15. Tink2312

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    Well they look lovely...enjoy popcorn::

    :)
     
  16. mandymouse

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    Mmm, they look delish :thumbsup2
     
  17. Snowy-girls

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    Libby they look very moreish.Enjoy :thumbsup2 .x.
     
  18. higgy66

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    So come on be honest - how many have you got left! :rotfl2:
     
  19. Dimplenose

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    14 - DH and I have had 3 each.

    I've put some in the freezer now.
     
  20. wishspirit

    wishspirit When you wish upon a star!

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    They look fab, and i have just got some cup measuring thingys, can you post the recipe??
     
  21. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    I based it on a recipe it from this site

    http://scandinavianfood.about.com/od/coffeecakessweetbreads/r/cinnamonrolls.htm

    but I didn't have any cardomom so I left it out. I used quick dried yeast so I used the method on the yeast packet (i.e. all the dry ingredients in the bowl and then add the wet ones) I halved the recipe and got 20 buns. They are quite stodgy but were a lot better when they were completely cold.

    DH and DS polished off the ones I didn't freeze while I was at a Guiders' meeting last night.
     

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