Reading A Cake Recipes

Baking By cakesbyamanda01 Updated 27 Jan 2011 , 3:37am by indydebi

cakesbyamanda01 Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 7:53pm
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I found a recipe on here I wanted to try but Im not sure how to read it, 2 of the ingredients have a number and then a number sign before it what does that mean?
ex: 2# 7.2 oz
ex: 1 # cake flour

those are in the recipe, no idea what that means, never seen a recipe like that, any help would be great! Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

5 replies
leily Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 7:59pm
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can you post a link to the recipe or let us know which one it is?

Typically # = pound.

cakesbyamanda01 Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 8:42pm
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Im not sure how to post a link but it's Toni's Brownies posted in Chocolate cake i believe

sweettooth101 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:03am
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I agree with Leily, usually # does mean pounds so it would be 2 pounds and 7.2 ounces 0r 39.2 ozs. and 1 pound cake flour. Does that look right with the rest of the ingredients?

cakesbyamanda01 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 2:54am
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Yes that would fit, Ive just never seen a # sign in a recipe. Thank you both for your replies!

indydebi Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 3:37am
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aauugghhh! icon_eek.gif These are the kind of "peeves" I have when people write out recipes. It doesn't take that much more time to write it "right".

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