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WebFoodPros.com: WanaBe a Chef: Help with recipe conversion please
By Pepsiholic (Pepsiholic) on Sunday, April 16, 2000 - 07:20 am: Edit

I have acquired hundreds of recipes from my brother who was a professional baker. The problem is that I have no idea of how to convert the recipes to something I can use. They are in weights instead of the common kitchen measurements, such as 10 lbs of flour and 6 lbs of water. Is there a place on the web where I can go to convert these recipes, not just in size but to more convenient measurements? Thanks so much.


By Seawitch (Seawitch) on Friday, April 21, 2000 - 12:59 pm: Edit

You can go to a site at www.caterdata.com
Find the box that lists "Measurements", "Temperatures", etc. Click on
"measurements". Type in whatever you have; i.e. if it calles for 20 quarts of
milk, type in 20 under the "quarts". Hit the calculate button and it will tell you
what this is in tsp, tbs, cups, etc. For dry weights...well, there's 16 oz. in a
pound of flour, so 10 lbs. would be 160 oz. Type in 160 under the oz. box and
hit calculate. Hope this helps.

By Countrybaker (Countrybaker) on Thursday, April 27, 2000 - 09:56 pm: Edit

Daniell, there is a book called Food for Fifty, that would be a great help to you. It has all kinds of charts in it. It changes weights to measurements on dozens of foods. It tells you how to convert recipes. How much of a food you need for a specific number of servings and etc. It is a text book used in quantity cookery classes. I am sure a book store can order it for you. It also has some nice recipes and menues in it. The last one I bought was around 35 dollars. Besides knowing that a pound is 16 oz. You need to know that a pound of four is 4 cups, a pound of sugar 2 cups and etc. I hope this is of some help to you.

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