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Mar 8, 2008 01:45 PM

Converting recipe to cups (from grams)

Hi.. I found a recipe for apple cinnamon madelines that I really want to try... the ingredients are listed as follows:

150g plain all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g unsalted butter, softened (plus more for greasing)
50g light muscovado sugar
75g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly whisked
½ cup pureed apples

Problem is that I don't have a food scale so I'm having issues figuring out how to convert the 150 g flour / 100 g butter, 50 g sugar and 75 g sugar to cups/tablespoons, etc. Also, is muscovado sugar another name for raw sugar (brown packets you see at coffee stores)?

Thanks so much.

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    1. re: linguafood

      I forgot about this site! Thanks, linguafood, now I'll have to do my taxes after all ;-)

    2. A better choice for a muscovado sugar substitute would be dark brown sugar. Muscovado is cane sugar with larger crystals and it's stickier than brown sugar. It is rather "molassey" tasting.

      After supper, I will get out my food scale (alas, non-digital) to see if I can give you some volume measurements for your recipe. It'll give me an excuse to avoid doing my taxes!

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      1. re: nofunlatte

        Thanks guys... very helpful site! Hard part is it looks like they aren't really "clean" conversion (i.e., even 1/2, 1/4 cups, etc.) but I'm going to try and see how it turns out.

        1. re: burbankfoodie

          I'd stop and get out my scale now, but I've actually started working on my Federal tax return!

      2. Here's another conversion calculator, which I've found quite helpful:

        1. I got a food scale about a year ago and I love it. I'm starting to resent recipes that don't include weights. Probably not much help this minute, but I'd seriously look into getting a scale that will read both ounces and grams. A postal scale from an office supply store is often cheaper than a fancy kitchen scale.

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          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Hubby bought me a kitchen scale for valentines' day and I love it. It has both grams and ounces and it also has a nutrition guide where you punch in a code and it gives you the calories, fat, carbs etc. It's awesome. It wasn't cheap ($75CDN) but, it was totally worth it if you ask me.