Weights and measurements....

(8 Posts)
StickEmUp Mon 31-Dec-12 18:09:55

Ive been given some cute american cup measuring cups for xmas and I've read, and just made use of, the fact that 50ml, which is what the largest one says it is, is also 50 grammes.

So I've used it to measure out flour etc ....

Its so easy and useful, too good to be true? Am i being a dummy??

50ml = 50g of water
But not necessarily of everything else....

stopcallingmefrank Mon 31-Dec-12 18:22:58

They are all different. 1 cup of flour weighs 125 g. 1 cup of sugar weighs 200 g. What do you want to make?

StickEmUp Mon 31-Dec-12 18:24:28

Hmm well my brownies (still cooking) look a bit .. Not right.
But, that old joke of whats heavier, 1 tonne of feathers and 1 tonne of bricks, whats heavier, well they are still both a tonne!

I was going to test it then remembered i used the cups as my scales are electronic and out of batteries.

So we shall see!

StickEmUp Mon 31-Dec-12 18:26:38

Stop calling, oh I might be mistaken, the cup i used says 50ml. Maybe it's not an american cup, but a cup shape with 50ml written on blush

StickEmUp Mon 31-Dec-12 18:28:42

So to review, i needed 200g of sugar, used 4 cups. And so on ...

My brownie looks very odd, something wasn't right.
Dammit!

I think if it says 50ml its not likely to be US, as they don't much like the metric system.

Nolda Mon 31-Dec-12 22:28:57

100ml = 90g sugar
100ml = 60g flour

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