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A fourth of a cup?

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LoafofSellotape Fri 09-Aug-19 12:25:00

I'm watching an American cooking show and have some questions about the measurements the presenter uses-

* She interchangeably says a fourth of a cup and a quarter cup- same?

* A stick of butter- is that 6 oz like Google says?

*What's the UK equivalent of chicken broth,it ISN'T stock as she uses that in the same recipe confused

* UK equivalent of beef consume- is that a Campbell's soup?

I'm sure I'll have more questions...


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Pipandmum Fri 09-Aug-19 12:32:03

First: yes it’s the same
Second: a stick is quarter of a pound so 4oz
Third: broth is like a thin soup - use canned
Fourth: yes

Sometimes use my mums old Constance Spry book and it has gils as a measurement...!

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 09-Aug-19 12:32:47

The Pioneer Woman?

Pipandmum Fri 09-Aug-19 12:33:28

As for Campbell’s check tin in case it needs to be diluted.

LoafofSellotape Fri 09-Aug-19 12:40:46

Yes Pioneer woman,I'm strangely addicted.

There's only been a couple of things I actually want to make so far grin

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LoafofSellotape Fri 09-Aug-19 13:18:22

Half and half - semi skimmed milk?

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MrsSiriusBlack1 Fri 09-Aug-19 13:20:25

I think half and half is more like single cream? 🤔

elp30 Fri 09-Aug-19 14:15:30

A "stick" of butter is actually 4oz or about 113g

Stock is made from bones so it's a bit more substantial.
Broth is mostly made from vegetables or meat and it's a bit more liquid.
In the UK, you can use a Knorr stock cube would be fine.

Half and half is single cream in the UK.

elp30 Fri 09-Aug-19 14:22:12

American measurements are a bit odd (I'm Texan so I can say that) and would definitely prefer to use metric and some US food presenters do use some US-centric products but OP, if you could tell me what the actual recipe is called from the Pioneer Woman, I could advise you better smile

LoafofSellotape Fri 09-Aug-19 14:41:21

Thank you elp30 I'm just mindlessly watching while having a cuppa and pondering on the language/meaaurement differences smile

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FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 09-Aug-19 20:48:09

she also tries to get cheese in everythimg

LoafofSellotape Fri 09-Aug-19 20:55:16

Yes,she put cheese on top of really lovely chicken on the BBQ! Ds walked through the front room and said "What in EARTH is that woman doing to that chicken?!" He hates anything added on to meat grin

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magicstar1 Fri 09-Aug-19 21:00:44

Lol, I knew it was the Pioneer Woman...she actually says “a fourth a cup” and it sounds so wrong to me. DH and I love watching her though - her traditional cowboy recipes are great, some of the fancier ones are a bit strange.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 09-Aug-19 22:24:37

It is very addictive watching. I make her stir fry beef with sugar snap peas quite a lot

LoafofSellotape Mon 12-Aug-19 16:39:41

Today's offering was a step by step account of how they drive to the Chinese drive through for takeout grin

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StarlingsInSummer Mon 12-Aug-19 18:41:18

Half and half is literally half cream, half milk. I remember the first time I went to the US, asking for it in my tea as I thought it was semi-skimmed, and having a bit of a surprise!

LoafofSellotape Mon 12-Aug-19 18:58:11

I bet grin

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BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 12-Aug-19 19:00:36

I absolutely LOVE Pioneer Woman. Wow I watched that every day this time last year, haven’t for ages though!! I’ve since gone vegetarian so that rules out 90% of the recipes in the book of hers I have 😄
She’s so friendly and homey.

LoafofSellotape Mon 12-Aug-19 19:03:01

She ruined a perfectly lovely steak sandwich with cheese from a jar I'm today's episode. I'm not even sure we have a UK equivalent of that 😂

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LoafofSellotape Mon 12-Aug-19 19:03:37

**in not I'm

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MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Mon 12-Aug-19 19:06:18

I try not to watch too often or I get sucked into the cooking channels with her, and Ina, (good chicken stock, lots of budder and kosher salt, mmmkayyyy) being my favourites.

Once I got roped into something with that guy who wears his sunnies on the back of his neck, like Rick Stein got fat and morphed into some awful Jamie Oliver Gordon Ramsey a-like.

Then it's Adam whosit with the competitive eating and I am doomed

MythicalBiologicalFennel Mon 12-Aug-19 19:10:18

Ahhhh I love The Pioneer Woman and her mountains of cheese on everything grin

Also the multilayered sweets ... butter... white sugar...brown sugar...cream... ice cream... smarties... chocolate sauce... caramel sauce... etc Probably inedible but so much fun to watch grin

Cohle Mon 12-Aug-19 19:12:43

I bloody love pioneer woman - particularly when her taciturn husband gets roped in, looking like he hates every minute.

Farm house rules is also bizarrely watchable.

LoafofSellotape Tue 13-Aug-19 10:24:48


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LoafofSellotape Thu 15-Aug-19 13:42:37

Today's recipe is brownies,starts with a packet of chocolate cake mix...confusedgrin

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