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.
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!
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.
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.