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#11  Cinisajoy 01-02-2016, 09:37 PM
[QUOTE=Purple Lady;3234019]It's free, so no biggie, but I just thought I would warn others in the US that it uses grams instead of cups so it won't work for us. Does anyone know of a way to convert from a weight based measurement to a volume based one?[/QUOTE
Here you go Purple Lady.
http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Here is an online converter
http://calculator-converter.com/converter_g_to_c_grams_to_cups_calculator.php

I use both metric and American measurements all the time.
Oh and just for kicks and grins, I went and looked at Professional Baking a college textbook and it is in pounds, ounces and grams. Weights only.
The bread recipes read like this
Water 3 lb 1400g 55%
Yeast 3 oz 90g 3.5%
Bread flour 5 lbs 8 oz 2500 g 100%
And so on and so forth.

Not the % are the ratio of flour to the rest of the ingredients.

Side note: my brother is a professional chef. Yes, he screeches because I use measuring cups and I don't weigh everything.
Also flour is heavier on humid days than on dry days. This is why most bread recipes give a range of flour. Hand kneaded not machine bread.
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#12  KyBunnies 01-02-2016, 09:49 PM
Quote Cinisajoy
http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Here is an online converter
http://calculator-converter.com/converter_g_to_c_grams_to_cups_calculator.php
Thanks so much for the links Cinisajoy. I have them saved. I am sure they will come in handy. I admit I have measuring cups & teaspoons for grams but you never know when a conversion calculator will come in handy.

If your brother does not like it because you do not weigh stuff then he would kill me. I will mix some stuff without even measuring. Or do the pinch of salt thingy
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#13  Cinisajoy 01-02-2016, 10:02 PM
My way to make a 1 lb loaf of bread. Roughly 5 1/3 oz of water or more precisely to the black line on the measuring cup that came with my bread machine. Roughly 1 tablespoon margarine. 7/8 tsp salt. Put in bread machine. Add 2 cups bread flour, 1 tablespoon each dry milk and sugar then one teaspoon yeast. Menu to the dough cycle. In an hour and a half put dough in a baking dish. An hour later bake at 350 for about 50 minutes.
I keep a 2 cup measuring cup in the bread flour and a tablespoon in both the dry milk and the sugar.

Oh here is a neat set of cups and spoons.
http://www.amazon.com/Prepworks-Progressive-Ultimate-19-Piece-Measuring/dp/B00EZQQEMS/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1451790097&sr=1-1&keywords=progressive+measuring+cups
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#14  treadlightly 01-02-2016, 10:34 PM
Quote issybird
Because the other stickies don't allow self-pubbed books and we're trying to prune the stickies.
Not that I have a problem with pruning stickies, but is that not a very arbitrary means of deciding? Deals on cookBOOKs is not a sticky but Deals on non-book Media is? Should not the popularity or relevance of the thread contribute to stickiness?
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#15  Purple Lady 01-02-2016, 10:56 PM
Quote Cinisajoy
Here you go Purple Lady.
http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Here is an online converter
http://calculator-converter.com/converter_g_to_c_grams_to_cups_calculator.php
Thanks! That first link is perfect - 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar converts into different grams because the weight is very different.
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#16  murg 01-03-2016, 07:17 AM
Quote treadlightly
Not that I have a problem with pruning stickies, but is that not a very arbitrary means of deciding? Deals on cookBOOKs is not a sticky but Deals on non-book Media is? Should not the popularity or relevance of the thread contribute to stickiness?
And, by definition, all deals on non-book media are self-published.
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#17  issybird 01-03-2016, 07:41 AM
Quote treadlightly
Not that I have a problem with pruning stickies, but is that not a very arbitrary means of deciding? Deals on cookBOOKs is not a sticky but Deals on non-book Media is? Should not the popularity or relevance of the thread contribute to stickiness?
They do; popularity and relevance were the initial criteria when six stickies were eliminated and one added in the first round of cuts a couple of months ago. The cookbook thread was the only remaining book sticky that didn't prohibit self-pubbed books and would lose either way; if it had the same restriction, it wouldn't have enough posts to qualify. So since it's popular as it is, it was decided not to restrict it, but to remove it from the sticky list.

There will be at least a few more cuts in the sticky list. A shorter sticky list will let any popular non-sticky stay high on the page, including the cookbook thread. We're trying to strike the right balance.
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#18  Cinisajoy 01-03-2016, 11:28 AM
I like having the cookbook thread unstickied. It means I might find other bargains because I am actually scrolling.
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#19  treadlightly 01-03-2016, 12:10 PM
Quote issybird
They do; popularity and relevance were the initial criteria when six stickies were eliminated and one added in the first round of cuts a couple of months ago. The cookbook thread was the only remaining book sticky that didn't prohibit self-pubbed books and would lose either way; if it had the same restriction, it wouldn't have enough posts to qualify. So since it's popular as it is, it was decided not to restrict it, but to remove it from the sticky list.

There will be at least a few more cuts in the sticky list. A shorter sticky list will let any popular non-sticky stay high on the page, including the cookbook thread. We're trying to strike the right balance.
Thanks for the explanation. Since the deals are so time-dependent, it doesn't make sense to me that any of the genre deal threads are sticky; I'd rather see the newest threads first. But if they are to remain and be pruned, I hope the selection process is logical

Please keep the Kobo coupon thread sticky though, as I check the first post before making any purchase. And thanks to pdurrant for maintaining it
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#20  Little.Egret 01-03-2016, 12:39 PM
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