Ounces To Cups? Colette Recipe~

Decorating By kellertur Updated 26 Jan 2009 , 3:20am by kakeladi

kellertur Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:01am
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Hello,
I have one of Colette Peter's books and she lists a recipe for White cake. BUT she lists it as 8 ounces of flour. Can anyone please help me convert this... it's probably real obvious, but since cake is a scary 'EXACT' science, I don't want to take a chance on this one. icon_cry.gif

Why would one recipe be listed as ounces and the choc and carrot be listed as cups? Is there a reason?

thank you. icon_smile.gif

3 replies
chestercheeto Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:10am
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for cake flour,

1 cup, sifted = 3.5 oz
1 cup, lightly spooned = 4 oz
1 cup, dip & sweep = 4.5 oz

for all-purpose flour,

1 cup, sifted = 4 oz
1 cup, lightly spooned = 4.25 oz
1 cup, dip & sweep = 5 oz


so 8 oz cake flour = 2 cups, lightly spooned
or 8 oz all-purpose flour = 2 cups, sifted

kellertur Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 2:18am
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THANK YOU!!!

Why would she list that recipe differently?
She's a chef, and I'm not, but I was wondering... icon_confused.gif

kakeladi Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 3:20am
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........Why would she list that recipe differently?
She's a chef, and I'm not, but I was wondering...

Because as a chef that's how she measures. When one weighs ingredients it is much more accurate than by cups so one would get more consistent results.

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