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Hershey’s Cocoa to Syrup Convertion

Posted By: Timberwolf Date: Thursday, 14 September 2000, at 3:22 p.m.

6 Tablespoons powdered cocoa
1/4 cup shortening
7 Tablespoons sugar

equals one cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate.

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Emergency Substitutions I've never seen

Posted By: dj Date: Thursday, 24 February 2000, at 3:48 p.m.

Yield: 1 Servings

ALLSPICE, 1 TSP GROUND
. . . . 1/2 ts Cinnamon
. . . . 1/4 ts Nutmeg
. . . . 1/4 ts Ground cloves
FINES HERBES, 4 TSP
. . . . 1 ts Chervil
. . . . 1 ts Chives
. . . . 1 ts Tarragon
. . . . 1 ts Parsley
ASIAN FISH SAUCE, 1 TBSP
. . . . 2 ts Soy sauce
. . . . 2 ea Mashed anchovies
FIVE SPICE POWDER, 5 TSP
. . . . 1 ts Ground cinnamon
. . . . 1 ts Ground cloves
. . . . 1 ts Fennel seed
. . . . 1 ts Star anise
. . . . 1 ts Szechwan peppercorns
ITALIAN HERB SEASONING, 2 TB
. . . . 1 ts Oregano
. . . . 1 ts Marjoram
. . . . 1 ts Thyme
. . . . 1 ts Basil
. . . . 1 ts Rosemary
. . . . 1 ts Sage
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE, 1 TSP
. . . . 1/2 ts Cinnamon
. . . . 1/8 ts Ground ginger
. . . . 1/8 ts Ground nutmeg
. . . . 1/8 ts Ground mace
. . . . 1/8 ts Ground cloves
CINNAMON SUGAR, 1 CUP
. . . . 7/8 c Granulated sugar or -superfine sugar
. . . . 2 tb Ground cinnamon
TAMARIND PASTE, 1 TBSP
. . . . 1 ts Dates
. . . . 1 ts Prunes
. . . . 1 ts Dried apricots
. . . . 1 ts Lemon juice
TOMATO SAUCE, 1 CUP
. . . . 3/8 c Tomato paste
. . . . 1/2 c Water
SEASONED RICE VINEGAR, 1 TB
. . . . 1 tb Rice vinegar OR
. . . . 1 tb White wine vinegar
. . . . 1/2 ts Sugar
. . . . 1/8 ts Salt
CHILI SAUCE: Ketchup with prepared horseradish and lemon juice to taste.
FRESH CHIVES: Green onions, including the tops.
CHORIZO SAUSAGE: Hot Italian sausage, seasoned with garlic and ground red pepper.
FISH STOCK: Equal parts clam juice and water.
DRIED CURRANTS: Chopped dark raisins.
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS, 1 CUP: 15 graham crackers, ground in a blender. : OR 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs.
FRESH HERBS, 1 TABLESPOON MINCED: 1 teaspoon dried, of the same kind.
FRESH HORSERADISH, 1 TABLESPOON GRATED: 2 tablespoons prepared, well-drained.
HOT SAUCE (TABASCO): use red pepper flakes or ground red pepper.
LEMON GRASS, 1 TABLESPOON MINCED: 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind.
PREPARED MUSTARD, 1 TABLESPOON: 1 teaspoon dry mustard mixed with 2 teaspoons wine vinegar, white wine or water.
PANCETTA: Cooked, lean bacon.
PINE NUTS: Walnuts or Almonds.
PROSCUITTO: Country ham.
SAKE OR RICE WINE: Dry sherry or dry vermouth.
SHALLOTS: Minced onion with half a small clove of minced garlic.
CHINESE BLACK VINEGAR: Balsamic vinegar.
WHITE WINE FOR COOKING: Dry vermouth.
CAKE YEAST, 5/8-OUNCE CAKE: 1 Packet active dry yeast.

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Measurment Question

dolores26 asked this question on 3/2/2001: Am looking at some Irish recipes and find an x such as 1x salt and pepper also I find a fl.for a measurment. Can anyone explain these measurements to me.

hey dolores save this chart for future needs. Great source

US/UK
oz = ounce
lb = pound
in = inch
ft = foot
tbl = tablespoon
fl oz = fluid ounce
qt = quart

Weights US/UK Metric
1 oz = 30 g
2 oz = 60 g
3 oz = 90 g
4 oz (1/4 lb) = 125 g
5 oz (1/3 lb) = 155 g
6 oz = 185 g
7 oz = 220 g
8 oz (1/2 lb) = 250 g
10 oz = 315 g
12 oz (3/4lb) = 375 g
14 oz = 440 g
16 oz (1 lb) = 500 g
1 1/2 lb = 750 g
2 lb = 1 kg
3 lb = 1.5 kg

Liquids US Metric UK
2 tbl = 30 ml = 1 fl oz
1/4 cup = 60 ml = 2 fl oz
1/3 cup = 80 ml = 3 fl oz
1/2 cup = 125 ml = 4 fl oz
2/3 cup = 160 ml = 5 fl oz
3/4 cup = 180 ml = 6 fl oz
1 cup = 250 ml = 8 fl oz
1 1/2 cups = 375 ml = 12 fl oz
2 cups = 500 ml = 16 fl oz
4 cups/1 qt = 1 l = 32 fl oz

Metric
g = gram
kg = kilogram
mm = millimeter
cm = centimeter
ml = milliliter
l = liter

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Marshmallow Equivalents

Posted By: Martha Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2000, at 2:28 p.m.

I got this info from the marshmallow fluff site!!!!
One jar (7 1/2-oz.) measures approximately 2 1/2 cups and equals about 32 marshmallows...and there's no cutting or melting necessary!
The 16-oz. plastic tub of Marshmallow Fluff measures about 5 cups and equals about 5 1/2 dozen marshmallows.
One tablespoon Marshmallow Fluff equals 1 marshmallow. Refrigeration not necessary but store away from heat.

Marshmallow fluff

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