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Irritatingly only US measures,
This review is from: Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich (Paperback)
Not by far a bad book - the description are detailed and descriptive with lots of hints. But...why do publishers and editors think not across the borders. We in Europe are buying books, too, you know. I am getting exasperated by the cup and spoon measures. Why not ounces and metric included. Hate it or love it, metric is precise and leaves no margin of error. baking needs to be precise. This book it now a turn-off. I do not want to get baking messing around with spoons and cup measures and converting it to a workable recipe. It is a pity. This book could have been a great one, now it is a frustratingly mediocre one. Publishers around the world - Europe is big and cooking/banking in a big way. Be user friendly.
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2011, 10:34:48 BST
A Reader says:
American measuring cups are available everywhere from M&S to Tesco. They are perfectly simple to use.
Posted on 7 Jun 2011, 06:31:10 BST
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2011, 06:33:03 BST
If you had read this book this author actually prefers metric to cups and gives you the conversion right in the recipe example: pg 30 1 1/4cup (5.625 ounces) unbleached all- purpose flour. Every single recipe is like that!
Now before anyone says the UK doesn't have unbleached flour you
can actually ignore it as the UK does not bleach their flour therefore it's the same as plain flour
The author also gives a very helpful chart in the back with all the conversions which I've used for other books and recipes!
I think you need to give this book a second chance! You won't be disappointed!!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2011, 13:56:12 BST
When did an oz become a metric measure? Cups are fine as measure though - its the sticks of butter.....
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012, 00:44:56 GMT
M. Estopinal says:
1 cup of butter = 226g. One stick of butter is half a cup. Add subtract and divide from there to get your proper amount.
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