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17-11-2012, 11:42 AM
If i'm cooking a US recipe and it says 3/4 of a cup - how much would that be in UK measurements please?! :unsure:
Its not a liquid if that makes a difference!

Thank you! :D

17-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Will this help?

17-11-2012, 01:43 PM
It depends on what dry ingredient you are using - the cup weight of flour and sugar will be different. I use the site that Tink has given you, but better still, I have invested in a set of US cups for most of the recipes I use from the Allrecipes website. I also like the fact that that website has a conversion option from cups to metric.
A set of cups will cost only 4.66 from Tesco.


17-11-2012, 02:36 PM
I'm the same as Mags, I've bought some cups I found it much easier. Sorry nit really much help am I :anxious:

17-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Thanks Tink - i'll have a look in a sec!
This is the first thing i think ive cooked thats American, i got the recipe from the food network website but it might be worth investing in some cups if there are going to be a few more things i fancy making!

17-11-2012, 05:02 PM
Allrecipes and the Food Network sites are my favourites. I love Alton Brown's homemade pretzels recipe (divine) and Paula Deen's meatloaf recipe. Maybe my favourite recipe of all is Allrecipe's Downeast Maine Pumpkin bread recipe. It is delicious. Can I ask you what you are cooking Kate?


17-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Oh meatloaf is one i want to make - i will look up that recipe!
Its so simple im almost embarrassed to tell you :lol: Its a meatball and pasta sauce recipe, i was watching the food network in bed this morning and just thought it looked nice - and a good one to keep in the freezer too :yes:

18-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Kate saw some measuring cups in home base today, cute colours 7 I think :)

19-11-2012, 10:04 AM
Oooh will pop in there and have a look - thank you!

20-11-2012, 03:21 AM
Kate it's 180 ml